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1. Shackleton Beacon Hill in County Durham is the site of a small multivallate hillfort, listed on the 'Heritage at Risk Register' in 2013. The fort was constructed during the period of British history which is often defined as lasting from around 800BC until the Roman conquest of Britain. By what name is this time period known?
2. Bremetennacum was a Roman fort and vicus located in what is now the village of Ribchester in Lancashire. The fort provided accommodation for the Roman army and a base from which to control the surrounding area, but what was the purpose of the vicus?
3. Sibton Abbey, founded in 1150, was the only Cistercian abbey built in the county of Suffolk in eastern England. It prospered until 1536 when it was forced to close as a result of which historical event?
4. For most of the period from 1472 to 1689, Wales and some of the western counties of England were not ruled directly from London, but from a walled town in the county of Shropshire. The town's castle and defensive walls provided protection for the 'Council of Wales and the Marches', whose nominal first president was the future King Edward V. What is the name of this historic town?
5. The 2013 'Heritage at Risk Register' included a major tourist attraction in Hertfordshire, originally built during the Tudor period but now famous for the rock concerts that have been held in its grounds since 1974. What is the name of this grand country residence?
6. The Derwent Valley in Derbyshire is home to a network of industrial buildings known for their connection to Richard Arkwright, the "Father of the Industrial Revolution". What type of industry developed and flourished in this area?
7. The Crescent in Buxton, Derbyshire was built during the 1780s as part of a scheme to promote Buxton as a Georgian spa town, similar to the fashionable city of Bath. It was commissioned by the owner of nearby Chatsworth House - who was portrayed by Ralph Fiennes in the 2008 film 'The Duchess'. What title did this wealthy aristocrat hold?
8. The six canal locks at Hanwell, in the London Borough of Ealing, were built around 1800. They are part of the UK's longest canal, which was formed in 1929 when several different canals were merged under a new name. Which canal would you need to visit to view these feats of engineering?
9. The 'Heritage at Risk Register' includes some important sites that are not of great age or antiquity. One is the former RAF Bicester, a military airfield that is one of the best surviving examples of a pre-Second World War RAF bomber base. In which English county is this site located?
10. Harperley Working Camp, a scheduled monument in County Durham, requires a constant race against time to preserve it for future generations. This is because its buildings were only originally intended to last for about 15 years when they were constructed in 1943. For what purpose was the camp built?
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