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Pleasington Cemetery

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery

Nearest Town:Blackburn (3km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   SD649272 / Sheets: 102, 103
Latitude:53° 44' 22.87" N
Longitude:   2° 31' 55.96" W

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In 1995, a Bronze Age urned cremation was discovered whilst excavating a new grave in the modern cemetery (created after the destruction of Pleasington New Hall in the 1950's). In walking near to the area, I saw what could possibly be a standing stone, some 200 metres north east of the cemetary. There is considerable undulation of the ground surface in and around the cemetary, maybe suggesting barrows? Much of the surrounding area is on a natural sandbank created by the western shore of the post-glacial 'Lake Accrington'. Posted by TheElf
14th March 2003ce
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Brief overview of geophysical & topographical surveys of the BA cremation cemetery.
Posted by TheElf
14th January 2005ce
Edited 14th January 2005ce