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Thundersbarrow Hill (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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The Countless Stones (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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Sullington Hill (Dyke) — Images

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Kithurst Hill (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

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Chanctonbury Ring (Hillfort) — Images

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Kithurst Hill (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

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East Sussex (inc. Brighton and Hove) — News

Stone Age flints found under Bexhill-to-Hastings link road


Prehistoric flints and evidence of early Iron Age industry have been found along the Hastings-to-Bexhill link road under construction in East Sussex.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-25787343

Chantry Hill (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

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Sullington Hill (Dyke) — Images

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Kithurst Hill (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

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Chantry Hill (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

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Stonehenge (Stone Circle) — Links

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High and Over (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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Maiden Castle (Dorchester) (Hillfort) — Images

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The Agglestone (Natural Rock Feature) — Images

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The Agglestone (Natural Rock Feature) — Fieldnotes

The day was bright and having found a place to park up we set off over the wild heathland behind Studland and meandered our way through muddy lanes and low trees. We’d just stumbled on some of the best cep mushrooms we’d ever found when Mrs. C looked up and suddenly exclaimed “Is that it?” pointing through the undergrowth to a monstrous boulder on the horizon. And there it was, looking completely out of place and out of scale with its surroundings, more like Dartmoor than Dorset.

Having lived 3 years of my life in relatively close proximity to this amazing natural feature I was surprised that I’d never heard of it, let alone seen it and I’d been anticipating something much smaller like a gnarled old standing stone. As we got closer we noticed that we weren’t alone. There was a climber there, which slightly annoyed me, and for the first half an hour we had to endure this annoying twat doing the same clumsy climb over and over again. Well I guess that’s what sandwiches were invented for and eventually he got bored and fell off (or did I push him?) and we had the place to ourselves.

It really is awe-inspiring in its size and sheer strangeness and really looks otherworldly, like an organic UFO that’s crashed into a small hill. If you’d lived in this area thousands of years ago how could you not venerate it, there’s nothing like it for miles around and it’s set off with that glorious view over Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island. Even the hillock on which it stands doesn’t seem entirely natural, though to be fair there are other smaller hillocks thereabouts, some of them perhaps man-made.

Fishing Barrow (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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Hampton Down (Stone Circle) — Images

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Kingston Russell (Stone Circle) — Images

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I'm a professional photographer living in West Sussex and have been interested in ancient sites since childhood. I was brought up near Barbury Castle in Wiltshire so visits to hill forts, stone circles and various lumps and bumps were routine. The grip of these fantastic places still has a hold on me and I still get a feeling of total wellbeing whenever I come across a new place or revisit familiar places. Much of that is to do with the magnificent or interesting locations in which they're found and equally the mystery attached to them - we know so little and can imagine so much.

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