Category Archives: Conservation

The desecration of Stonehenge

The Desecration of Stonehenge Shames this Government The Budget confirmed that the Tories will drive concrete and tarmac through the ancient Wiltshire site An article by Tom Holland president of The Stonehenge Alliance on the decision by the government to … Continue reading

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Stonehenge Tunnel given Greenlight

Ignoring the advice of UNESCO, eminent archaeologists and the wishes of 50,000 people who signed a petition against a 2 mile (3.2km) past the prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain, the government in its first budget has allocated funds for the … Continue reading

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The Rollright Trust acquires the King Stone

Divided by a road and individual landowners for hundreds of years, now for the first time in recorded history the complete Rollright Stones complex has come together under common ownership with the Rollright Trust now acquiring the King Stone. Traditionally … Continue reading

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Stonehenge Tunnel Petition Handed in to Government

A petition with 50,000 signatures calling on the Government not to damage the Stonehenge landscape with any further road upgrade plans has been handed into No 10 Downing Street this afternoon. A decision is said to be imminent on the … Continue reading

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The Bridestones

The Bridestones is a prehistoric chambered burial cairn, near Congleton, on the Staffordshire-Cheshire border, constructed around five thousand years ago. Debate goes on as the origin of the name of this ancient tomb; one story claims it was named after … Continue reading

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The Great Orme Copper Mines

Situated on a prominent Carboniferous limestone headland on the north Wales coast above Llandudno, The Great Orme is one of Britain’s most important archaeological sites. The ancient copper mines here have been dated to The Bronze Age, between 1860 BC … Continue reading

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Old Oswestry Hillfort SOS

Old Oswestry Hillfort Facebook page reports: Last chance to save the landscape of Old Oswestry hillfort, one of Britain’s most important Iron Age sites, from infill with housing that could go elsewhere. A new consultation is underway on the planning … Continue reading

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