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Danes Hills

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery

Nearest Town:Selby (6km SSW)
OS Ref (GB):   SE648378 / Sheets: 105, 106
Latitude:53° 49' 55.59" N
Longitude:   1° 0' 55.02" W

Added by Chris Collyer


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Folklore

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On Skipwith common are many conspicuous tumuli, which are by popular tradition connected with the defeat of the Norwegian army which ... landed at Riccall in 1066.
Sheahan and Whellan's 1856 'History and Topography of the City of York...' v2, p628.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
13th June 2009ce

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There are two sites close to Skipwith, both called Danes Hills and both Iron Age square barrow cemeteries. The other site is just over a mile and a half to the northeast. Chris Collyer Posted by Chris Collyer
5th August 2008ce