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Ancient Monuments

ISBN 1-871344-31-X        Price: UK £7.50      International £9.50

The Scheduled ANCIENT MONUMENTS of Leicestershire and RutlandCategory:  Leicestershire Local History

Key Subjects:
Leicestershire Rutland
Archaeology History
Scheduled Sites
Burial Mounds Romans
Bridges Castles
Stone Crosses
Deserted Medieval Villages
Windmills Rabbit Warrens
Dovecotes Moated Sites
Monasteries Manorial Buildings

Leonard Cantor
The Scheduled ANCIENT MONUMENTS of Leicestershire and Rutland

Published: November 2003
Size 96 pages  200 x 210mm
128 b/w illustrations including photographs, site plans and maps
Format paperback (£7.50) (Hardback also available £16.00 - indicate HB31 on price list)

This is the first book to cover all the Scheduled Ancient Monuments of Leicestershire and Rutland. It forms a comprehensive gazetteer which draws together detailed descriptions, maps and photographs of these legally protected sites. The 212 entries take in castles and crosses, bridges and burial mounds, hill-forts, lost villages and more. These enduring memorials preserve a fascinating record of over 3,000 years of human habitation and activity.

Professor Leonard Cantor is Emeritus Professor of Education at Loughborough University and is a leading authority on the History of the English Landscape. Other recent books have covered the Parks and Gardens, Country Houses and Historic Parish Churches of Leicestershire and Rutland.

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The Scheduled Ancient Monuments of Leicestershire and Rutland
List of sites featured in the book (nb - there are of course many other archaological sites in the two counties, a number of which are mentioned, however those listed below are the ones scheduled by English Heritage, and each has a full write-up in the book.)

A. Prehistoric Sites

Prehistoric Bowl Barrows
 Fenny Drayton
 Sutton Cheney

Prehistoric Hill-forts
 Beacon Hill
 Bury Camp, Ratby
 Robin-a-Tiptoe Hill

Prehistoric Enclosures
 The Belton enclosure
 Husbands Bosworth causewayed enclosure
 Lockington enclosure
 Thurlaston enclosure

Prehistoric Settlements
 Ridlington settlement
 South Kilworth settlement

Prehistoric Intrenchments
 King Lud's Intrenchments


B. Roman Remains

Roman Leicester
 The Jewry Wall
 The Raw Dykes

Roman Settlement Sites
 Mancetter (Manduessedum)
 High Cross (Venonis)
 Great Casterton

Roman Villas in the countryside
 Cold Newton


C. Anglo-Saxon Monuments

 Stoke Golding


D. Medieval Monuments

Medieval Bridges
 Anstey Packhorse bridge and King William's bridge
 Aylestone packhorse bridge
 Belgrave bridge
 Bottesford bridge
 Empingham bridge
 Enderby Mill Bridge
 Martinsthorpe bridge
 Medbourne bridge
 Rearsby bridge

Medieval Castles
 Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle
 Burley Castle
 Castle Donington Castle
 Earl Shilton Castle
 Essendine Castle
 Gilmorton Castle
 Groby Castle
 Gumley Castle
 Hallaton Castle
 Hinckley Castle
 Kibworth Harcourt Castle
 Kirby Muxloe Castle
 Launde Castle
 Leicester Castle
 Melton Mowbray Castle
 Mountsorrel Castle
 Oakham Castle
 Sapcote Castle
 Sauvey Castle
 Shackerstone Castle
 Shawell Castle
 Uppingham Castle
 Whitwick Castle
 Woodhead Castle

Churchyard and Village Crosses
 Barrow, in Rutland
 Edith Weston
 Peatling Magna

Deserted and Shrunken Medieval Villages (DMVs)
 Carlton Curlieu
 Cold Newton
 Eye Kettleby
 North Marefield
 Peatling Magna
 Stonton Wyville
 Stretton Magna

Medieval Dovecotes
 Potters Marston

Rabbit Warrens

Medieval Manorial Sites
 Burton Overy
 Donington-le-Heath Manor House
 Stoke Golding medieval farmstead
 Tur Langton

Medieval Moated Sites
 Ab Kettleby
 Appleby Magna
 Ashby Magna
 Bradgate Park
 Claybrooke Parva
 Cotes de Val
 Dunton Bassett
 Glen Parva
 Kirby Bellars
 Long Clawson
 Long Whatton
 Melton Mowbray
 Newbold Verdon
 New Parks, Leicester
 North Luffenham

Medieval Monastic Remains
 Beaumont Leys Preceptory
 Blesswell Grange
 Brooke Priory
 Burton Lazars preceptory
 Croxton Abbey
 Garendon Abbey
 Grace Dieu Priory
 Kirby Bellars Priory
 Launde Abbey
 Leicester Abbey
 Old Dalby Preceptory
 Owston Abbey
 Saltby Grange
 Sysonby Grange
 Thrussington Grange
 Ulverscroft Priory

Ruined Chapels and Churches
 Bradgate Park chapel
 Dishley church
 Elmesthorpe church
 Enderby parish church of St John
 Hemington chapel
 Higham-on-the-Hill chapel
 Knaptoft church
 Market Harborough St Mary in Arden church
 Tur Langton chapel

Medieval Windmills
 Croxton Kerrial
 Kibworth Harcourt

E. (Mostly) Post-Medieval Monuments

 Foxton Inclined Plane
 Lyddington Bedehouse
 Moira Blast Furnace
 Newhouse Grange Tithe Barn
 Snibston Colliery
 Wing Maze
 Worthington Lock-up

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