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Obtrusch is a Bronze Age round cairn on Rudland Rigg, positioned so it looks on the skyline from round about. It has kerb stones and a central cist; nearby to the southeast there's another smaller cairn.

It used to be known as Obtrush Rook (or Roque) in the nineteenth century - the Home of Hobthrush. Hobthrush was of course a hob (like a brownie) - the other part of the name may come from 'thurs' which is an old english word for a devil or giant.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
21st April 2004ce
Edited 6th September 2007ce

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