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Skelmore Heads Longbarrow

Long Barrow

<b>Skelmore Heads  Longbarrow</b>Posted by postmanImage © Chris Bickerton
Nearest Town:Ulverston (4km N)
OS Ref (GB):   SD274754 / Sheets: 96, 97
Latitude:54° 10' 8.33" N
Longitude:   3° 6' 43.91" W

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Parking was easily obtained in a field with no gate north of the tumulus and fort. A three minute walk up a gentle hill and the long barrow is just over the wall and just under the forts northern edge. It is more interesting than the fort.
For a long barrow it is not noticeably long, and for a mere tumulus it has two very noticeable stones at its eastern end. What they are for I don't know, surely not part of a chamber, are they even ancient ? I just don't know.
The two stones are very dissimilar, one wide and broad, the other tall and pointy. The latter is so gnarly that at first glance I took it to be an old tree stump, but stone it be made of, to a fetching degree.
Good barrow, bonus stones, good veiw. Yaaay !
Emergency at home gotta go immediately. Boooo !
postman Posted by postman
23rd June 2013ce

The SMR lists this site as a Long Barrow although its the smallest long barrow ive ever seen! With maximum dimensions of 22M long and 13M wide by 1.5M high. Theres 2 stones that protrude out over a metre high from the barrow that really dont line up with the barrow but seem to frame a hill in the distance which imitates the shape of the barrow.
The barrow itself sits on a gently sloping plateau at the foot of Great Urswick Hillfort.
treehugger-uk Posted by treehugger-uk
13th October 2005ce