CASTLE HILL, Newton-le-Willows

1980’s Archaeological Excavations. he text for this post is transcribed from two pamphlets that where produced at the time of the 1980s digs at Castle Hill, to aid public understanding of the work that was being carried out by the archaeologists from Liverpool. Pamphlet #1 Having received permission from the Department of the Environment to excavate a scheduled ancient monument, a North West Archaeological Trust Community Programme is now in the process of investigating an earthwork at Castle Hill, Newton-le-Willows. Although this mound is a recognisable landmark and still stands…

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Castle Hill by the Rev. Edmund Sibson

The following account was written in 1843 by the Rev. Edmund Sibson, once Curate at Winwick, and after- wards Vicar of St. Thomass, Ashton-in-Makerfield, and is entitled “An Account of the Opening of an Ancient Barrow called Castle Hill, near Newton-in-Makerfield, in the County of Lancaster” This Photo of Castle Hill is from the 1916, Vol II, History of Newton in Makerfield, by J H Lane. edited and coloured from the original by Steven Dowd Mr Bainess Description. “At the distance of half a mile from and to the N.…

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Castle Hill (Road)

This road is clearly visable going straight across the fields towards the mound, at some points the trackway (road) is over 2 meters higher than the surrounding fields. This next image will take a while to download as its 150kb, sorry its a little larger than normal, but its a full 360 degree view of the area. You can see clearly in this view that the Castle Hill Rd, snakes across the fields from Newton high st directly to the mound, The M6 moterway being the first thing to break…

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