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Skellaw Hill

Round Barrow(s)


Also known as Scale How, this is a low mound in a field, just over a drystone wall. There are stone "steps" built into the wall for access.

It is a Bronze Age bowl barrow, constructed of earth and stones, 17m in diameter and 1.5m in height. Human remains were found during 19th C excavations.

It is part of the huge Shap complex of circles and avenues, most of which have sadly been destroyed.

When approaching on the road from Haweswater (from the NW and W as it winds) the barrow can be seen outlined against the sky.
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
21st May 2005ce
Edited 5th June 2005ce

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