Research by Huddersfield & District Archaeological Society on Almondbury hill fort "Castle Hill"

Scope and Content

1695 Extract from Camden's Britannia Gibson's 2nd Ed. 1722 1 page + pdf

1883 Brief details in Huddersfield by Hobkirk & Curzon 3 pages + pdf [HDAS/2/7]

1900 Historical Notes by Sir Thomas Brooke 5 pages + pdf

1939 Excavation report Varley, W. J. [x3 transcripts]

The Excavation of Castle Hill 1939 (First year) 9 pages + pdf

c.1939 Castle Hill Guide [x3 transcripts] 3 pages + pdf

1946 Story of Castle Hill by Ahier, P contents page & extracts 4 pages + pdf

1970 YAJ vol. 42 page 391 note by Varley, W.J. 1 page + pdf

1970 Unattributed review of Varley's work on Castle Hill 12 page +pdf

1971 May be Hill-forts of Britain by Hogg, A.H.A.

Copy letter to Varley concerning radiocarbon dating 1 page +pdf

1973 Brief Guide to the excavations 1939-72 by Varley, W.J.

Limited extract [several copies of transcript] 3 pages + pdf

1976 Hillforts of the Iron Age by Forde-Johnston, J. extract 1 page + pdf

1981 Extract from West Yorks Archaeological Survey to 1500 2 pages + pdf

1992 YAJ vol. 64 1992 Early Iron Age pottery by Gilks, J.A. 7 pages + pdf

2006 Conservation Management Plan. Report & Appendices 2 volumes

2007 English Heritage Pastscape NMR 49129 4 pages + pdf

2010 Castle Hill Almondbury Research Project 5 pages + pdf

2011 Time Line from 2nd century (DGB) 2 pages + pdf

2012 National Monuments Record. English Heritage 4 pages + pdf

Schedule for Ancient Monument No. 1009846 E. H. 4 pages + pdf

2012 Revised planning application for hotel 6 page pdf

Covering letter to application 2 page pdf

Confirmation of receipt for 2012/62/93683/W 3 page pdf

Plan of old and proposed new trenches 2 page pdf

English Heritage reject hotel planning application 12 page pdf

English Heritage further comments 2 page pdf

Above items plus correspondence/press cuttings 1 folder

2013 LiDAR target for possible survey 2 pages + pdf

2013 Updates on Research Project on monument 13297 9 pages + pdf

2013 Action plan for Lottery Fund application 3 pages + pdf

2014 Specification for new exploration WYAAS 19 page + pdf

2014 Summary of information held by John Bowen 3 pages + pdf

2017 Partscape Detailed Results Castle Hill. 4 pages

Castle Hill, Almondbury, near Huddersfield. 12 pages. source unknown

Access Information

Original available for consultation by appointment

Geographical Names