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Longridge Fell Cairn

Round Cairn


The cairn is located on the summit of Jeffrey Hill in Lancs and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The Cairn is now reduced to a low rubble mound now marked by a modern cairn.
The summit of this hill appears to have been severely overlooked by EH because there seems to be quite a few prominent features littering this hill probably associated with this cairn, i noticed at least a couple more 'cairnlike' features on the East side of the hill theres a cup marked rock amongst a bank of stones, 8 low stones in a roughly circular alligment and also another 5 that line up in a row i'd usually dismiss these as eratics but a couple of these stones do seem purposely placed being your classic 'kerb stone' shape but standing vertical very confusing. This hill needs to be seriously looked at again!
Beautiful views across to Parlic Pike, Beacon Fell and Bleasedale. Well worth a visit.
treehugger-uk Posted by treehugger-uk
10th December 2004ce
Edited 18th October 2010ce

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Here goes with a first time contribution so make allowances chaps if it doesnt quite make good sense. Looking at the existing comments there seems to be a few question marks over what exactly there is on the ground. I was doing some hill/history research and came across an archive reference from 1638 'receipt for 3s4d for two locks on Longridge beacon door'. No precise location given but poss the fell was a beacon hill and may account for some of the evidence on the ground?? Posted by arenigtony
3rd December 2007ce
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