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Cawthorne Camps

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Cawthorne Camps</b>Posted by fitzcoraldoImage © Frank Elgee
Nearest Town:Pickering (7km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   SE785898 / Sheets: 94, 100
Latitude:54° 17' 51.05" N
Longitude:   0° 47' 37.21" W

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Although Cawthorne is famous for its Roman remains, it was by no means unoccupied before they arrived.
James Ruddock of Pickering opened a barrow at Cawthorne on 26th November 1849 and found a bronze dagger, a flint spearhead and two skeletons. Ruddock was said to have opened over 300 barrows.
Another 19th century barrow digger, Thomas Kendal of Pickering, excavated a chariot burial close to the camps.
Numerous beakers and food vessels have also been found in the Cawthorne area.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
23rd November 2002ce