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Dalton Old Hall Farm


<b>Dalton Old Hall Farm</b>Posted by VicsterImage © Vicster
Nearest Town:Carnforth (6km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   SD53917488 / Sheet: 97
Latitude:54° 10' 2.55" N
Longitude:   2° 42' 21.75" W

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<b>Dalton Old Hall Farm</b>Posted by Vicster


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I visited this site as part of a Field Surveying course I was taking at Lancaster University.
We carried out a very brief survey of the site, which consists of a large elliptical bank and ditch earthwork (approx 100m x 50m) with the remains of 3 large sets of stones, now scattered. There appear to be 2 entrances at the top (W) and bottom (E) of the bank, measuring 4m & 12m, although the Easterly one is somewhat degraded. Current thinking is that the bank/ditch is probably late Neolithic and the stones are the possible remains of Bronze Age cairns. I believe the site will be fully surveyed this year. Unusually, it sits on sloping grassland and faces towards the Langdales.
Vicster Posted by Vicster
8th January 2011ce
Edited 8th January 2011ce