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    Possible Roman Site in Horton Lancashire

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    Sunbright57

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    Re: Possible Roman Site in Horton Lancashire

    Post  Sunbright57 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:09 pm

    John, do you mean Cobers Laith earthworks just east of Nappa between Hellifield and Coniston Cold ?
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    Re: Possible Roman Site in Horton Lancashire

    Post  QDanT on Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:44 pm

    Sunbright57 wrote:John, do you mean Cobers Laith earthworks just east of Nappa between Hellifield and Coniston Cold ?

    not much showing on ariel



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    Re: Possible Roman Site in Horton Lancashire

    Post  QDanT on Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:50 pm

    lowergate wrote:
    the cross that stands on Broken Brow above the bridge is a Hospitaler cross.

    Beyond the remains of the cross on Broken Brow, to the W, is 'Castle Hill' - I wonder what this could be?

    you can see the cross on the ariel but nothing shows on "castle hill" ? so no point in posting a photo



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    I'd like an invite !

    Post  QDanT on Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:06 pm

    Just one thing, I don't mind doing research, mapping and uploading photo's but if anyone's going to have a field trip to them, an invite would go down well !
    I've my own transport and plenty of wine ! So I'll submit another, just up from marks 2, 3, and 4 in post #12, I spotted this





    it might not look much but when you zoom in



    certainly looks like a perfect earthwork circle ditch inside another square earthwork ditch ?
    cheers Danny





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    Re: Possible Roman Site in Horton Lancashire

    Post  Sunbright57 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:10 pm

    I have the Cobers Laithe site on the Megalithic Portal with some photos.
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    Post  QDanT on Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:21 pm

    Sunbright57 wrote:I have the Cobers Laithe site on the Megalithic Portal with some photos.

    well this is TNA so thanks for knocking the topic off
    cheers Danny


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    Post  Sunbright57 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:00 pm

    The messagers were actually for John (lowergate) and not you Danny.
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    And ?

    Post  QDanT on Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:42 am

    And ? if your not sharing them on here either with a link or better still posting them,
    it just knocks the thread off and puts your name as last post !


    Cobers Laithe site
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    Re: Possible Roman Site in Horton Lancashire

    Post  Sunbright57 on Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:13 am

    I was waiting for John Dixon to confirm this was the site he was talking about. I would rather you had asked me before putting my photos on. There is such a thing as copyright. I will let you of with this one.

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    Re: Possible Roman Site in Horton Lancashire

    Post  scocker626 on Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:54 am

    QDanT wrote:Just one thing, I don't mind doing research, mapping and uploading photo's but if anyone's going to have a field trip to them, an invite would go down well !
    I've my own transport and plenty of wine ! So I'll submit another, just up from marks 2, 3, and 4 in post #12, I spotted this





    it might not look much but when you zoom in



    certainly looks like a perfect earthwork circle ditch inside another square earthwork ditch ?
    cheers Danny


    What a superb find Danny, those earthworks seem too good to be true! google earth does not even come close to showing these earthworks - good old Bing..

    Nappa is one very interesting place, I hope these earthworks turn out to be something significant.

    Once again, well spotted Danny.

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    cheers

    Post  QDanT on Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:47 pm

    Hi Scocker626, glad to help wouldn't mind a shout (PM) if you're planning a vist ?
    regards Danny


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    Re: Possible Roman Site in Horton Lancashire

    Post  QDanT on Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:56 pm

    Sunbright57 wrote: I would rather you had asked me before putting my photos on. There is such a thing as copyright. I will let you of with this one.

    **** *** ! Ray, you seem to have soon forgotten that I had to post your photo's on here for you.
    Before I baby talked you through the upload procedure, now your such a hot shot their COPYRIGHTED !
    your map ref's are anything up to 50 miles out Post #5
    http://northernantiquarian.forumotion.net/t292-the-swinden-cross-head-colne
    and I help you with them, and I then get threats back,I know this crap isn't but the photo was part of the thread
    you'll let me off this time ! Lets go to "Owt else" if you've any more to say
    I’m pleased to share with TNA aren't you ? – Danny


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    Re: Possible Roman Site in Horton Lancashire

    Post  Sunbright57 on Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:37 am

    You don't do yourself any favours, Danny, by using swear words on the site because other members will read what you are saying. Please delete your comment. I admit I did forget you helped me with those photos. Lets be civil on the forum, please. Its getting to be very annoying, everyone on TNA should at least try and get on as best we can. I get very little information from either Colne or Nelson libraries as they don't have many good books on their shelves. We all have to get our info from somewhere. There are never any threats from me I'm not like that, just please ask that's all. Cheers.

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    Re: Possible Roman Site in Horton Lancashire

    Post  buffscrag on Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:59 am

    lowergate wrote:
    We looked at the Roman fort at Long Preston on Saturday - very clearly defind in field beyond east churchyard wall & the Roman road an be seen clearly over the southern wall.

    Hello John, I'm glad that other people are 'keeping the faith' with Long Preston's status as a likely Roman fort site. I know that the site had been descheduled as an ancient monument for some years now, but I've always considered it to be a prime spot, maybe just one that has suffered more than most from later agricultural activity. If I recall correctly, a few late Roman coins (C4th?) were found there, which is good start! The two excavations were both inconclusive, Villy's was rushed and poorly recorded, the later one (1960s?)found very little to support his alleged gateway or defensive ditches. Still, I'm minded to believe in the existence of a military site here, particularly with the likely Roman roads heading to and from the spot. Clearly, more work needs to be done.

    Cheers, Nick

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    Re: Possible Roman Site in Horton Lancashire

    Post  scocker626 on Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:59 am

    I have detected on the fields behind the church at Longpreston just as the ground starts to slope - about 150 - 200 meters from the earthworks. Probably put in approx 32 hours and called it a day. No roman coins, artifacts or any Roman scraps found whatsoever. This does not prove anything really though but just thought I would add.....Found a couple of decorated spindle whorls that are probably medieval found further up the hill though.
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    Re: Possible Roman Site in Horton Lancashire

    Post  lowergate on Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:56 am

    There can be no doubt that the Long Preston earthworks are indeed a Roman camp of some sort. The 1920's excavation determined that two camps had existed on the site - the finds at that time were poor - a motarium, several pieces of coarse pottery and what was said to be window glass.

    The ramparts examined were seen to have been of clay on a cobble foundation.

    As you say - this site needs further investigation. The site is not unlike Bomber Camp SE of Gisburn.

    The 'circle within a square' photo ? What is it ?

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