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Gerrick Moor

Standing Stone / Menhir


"Further east on Gerrick Moor there is an unrecorded cross-ridge work, about a quarter of a mile long, with a fosse on the south side, at an altitude of 825 feet. It runs slightly north of west to south of east across the moor between the steep slope of Gerrick Hawa and some very boggy ground of danby peat holes. It no doubt served as a defensive to the settlement site of the urn people, who buried their cremated dead in the Herd Howe which is a little to the north.
Near the Howe is another earthwork 215 by 185 feet, like that above Box Hall. It consists of a low rampart with outer ditch, rounded corners, and an entrance on the south side. Adjoining it are the remains of a similar work. It resembles an entrenchment of the Bronze or early Roman age excavated by Pitt-Rivers on Handley Hill, Dorset."

Early man in N.E.Yorkshire
Frank Elgee
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
7th October 2002ce

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