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Cumbria

Sites in this group:

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Alston Earthworks Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Annaside Stone Circle (Destroyed)
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Ash House Carving
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Aspers Field Standing Stone / Menhir
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Aughertree Fell Enclosure
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Banniside Stone Circle
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Barnscar Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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The Beacon Stone Circle
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Beckstones Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Berry Holme Round Cairn
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Binsey Cairn(s)
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Black Beck Cairn(s)
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Black Combe Sacred Hill
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1 site
Blakeley Raise Stone Circle
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3 sites
Bleaberry Haws Stone Circle
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Broadfell Cairn Round Cairn
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Broomrigg Stone Circle
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Brougham Stone Circle (Destroyed)
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4 sites
Burn Moor Complex
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Buttermere Cup Marked Stone
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Cairn to SW of Hardknott Castle Round Cairn
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1 site
Carrock Fell Hillfort
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Casterton Stone Circle
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2 sites
Castlehowe Scar Stone Circle
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Castlerigg Stone Circle
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Castle Crags, Mardale Hillfort
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Castle Crag, Borrowdale Hillfort
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Castle Crag, Shoulthwaite Hillfort
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Castle Folds Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Castle How Hillfort
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Castle Howe, Little Langdale Hillfort
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Castle Stead Hillfort
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Cautley Iron Age Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Clifton Standing Stones Standing Stones
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Cold Fell Cairn(s)
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The Coombs, Martindale Cairn(s)
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Copt Howe Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Cow Green Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Croglam Castle Hillfort
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Crosby Ravensworth Common Cairn(s)
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Crummock Cup Marked Stone
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The Currick Chambered Cairn
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Dalton Old Hall Farm Cairn(s)
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Dean Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Dovedale Henge Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Druidical Judgement Seat Rath
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The Druid's Circle of Ulverston Stone Circle
Druids Temple, Yewcroft Stone Circle (Destroyed)
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Dunmail Raise Cairn(s)
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Dunmallard Hill Hillfort
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Ehenside Tarn Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Elterwater Common Cairn(s)
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Elva Plain Stone Circle
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2 sites
Fairy Chapel Cave / Rock Shelter
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Floutern Cop Cairn(s)
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Four Stones Hill Standing Stones
Friar's Well Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Friar Gill Tumulus Round Barrow(s)
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Gaisgill Ring Cairn
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Gamelands Stone Circle Stone Circle
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Gaythorn Plain Ring Cairn
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Giant's Foot Standing Stone / Menhir
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Giant's Grave
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Giant's Grave Ring Cairn
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5 sites
Gillalees Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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1 site
Glaramara Stone Axe Factories Ancient Mine / Quarry
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Glassonby Ring Cairn
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The Goggleby Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Grasmere Cup Marked Stone
Grasmere Stone Circle (Destroyed)
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Grasmoor Cairn(s)
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Great Burney Cairn(s)
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Great Langdale Cup Marked Stone
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Great Mell Fell Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Great Urswick Burial Chamber
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Great Urswick Fort Hillfort
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Gretigate Stone Circle
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Greycroft Stone Circle Stone Circle
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Grey Yauds Stone Circle
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Gunnerkeld Stone Circle
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Hall Foss Stone Circle
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Harberwain Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Hardendale Fell Stone Circle
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Heaves Farm Cairn(s)
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High Hugill Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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High Raise Cairn(s)
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Hird Wood Circle Stone Circle
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Hollin Stump Cairn(s)
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Holme Head Standing Stone / Menhir
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Honeypot Stone Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Iron Hill Cairn circle
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Kemp Howe Stone Circle
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King Arthur's Round Table Henge
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The Kirk Stone Circle
Kirkby Moor Cairn(s)
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Kirkhead Cave Cave / Rock Shelter
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The Kirkstone Natural Rock Feature
Kirkstones Stone Circle (Destroyed)
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2 sites
Knipe Moor Stone Circle
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7 sites
Lacra Stone Circle
Lamplugh Stone Circle (Destroyed)
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3 sites
Langdale Axe Factory Ancient Mine / Quarry
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Leacet Circle Stone Circle
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Leonard's Cragg Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Levens Brow Earthworks Enclosure
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Leven's Park Ring Cairn
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Little Kinmond Round Cairn
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Little Meg Stone Circle
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Little Round Table Henge
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3 sites
Long Meg & Her Daughters Stone Circle
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Long Scar Pike Cairn(s)
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Lousy Brow 2 Enclosure
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Low Moor Long Barrow
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Low Raise Cairn(s)
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Maiden Castle (Ullswater) Hillfort
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Maiden Castle (Wastwater) Cairn(s)
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Mallerstang Bronze Age Cairns Cairn(s)
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Mallerstang Pillow Mounds Artificial Mound
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Mayburgh Henge Henge
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Mazon Wath Round Cairn
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Mickleden Beck Cairn(s)
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Middle Barrow Standing Stone / Menhir
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Mill Rigg Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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7 sites
Moor Divock
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Mossthorn Cairn(s)
Motherby (destroyed?) Stone Circle
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3 sites
Oddendale Stone Circle
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Old Parks Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Penhurrock
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Raise Howe Cairn(s)
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Rasett Hill Round Cairn
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Rawthey Bridge Stone Circle (Destroyed)
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Rayseat Pike Long Cairn
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Robin Hood's Grave Cairn(s)
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Rusland Standing Stone / Menhir
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1 site
Sampson's Bratfull Long Barrow
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Scalford Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Scober Stone Circle (Destroyed)
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Seal Howe Cairn(s)
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Seatallan Cairn(s)
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Selside Pike Cairn(s)
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Senhouse Museum Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Sewborrans Standing Stone / Menhir
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Shapbeck Plantation Stone Circle
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1 site
The Shap Avenues Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue
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Shap Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Shap Wells Ancient Mine / Quarry
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Skellaw Hill Round Barrow(s)
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Skelmore Heads Longbarrow Long Barrow
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Skirsgill Hill Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Skirsgill Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Stag Stones Farm Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Studfold Gate Stone Circle
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St Cuthbert's Stone Natural Rock Feature
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Sunbiggin Ring Cairn
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Sunbiggin Tarn Stone Circle
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Sunkenkirk Stone Circle
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Swarth Fell Stone Circle
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Threaplands (destroyed?) Stone Circle
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Threlkeld Knotts Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Thunder Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Toad Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
Tongue How Ring Cairn
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3 sites
Tongue How Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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1 site
Tortie Cup Marked Stone
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Towtop Kirk Enclosure
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Troutbeck Park Cairn(s)
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Waitby Castle Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
Le Wheles (destroyed?) Stone Circle
White Borran Cairn(s)
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2 sites
White Hag Stone Circle
White Raise Cairn(s)
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Whitrow Beck Stone Circle
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Wicker Street Cairn(s)
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Wilson Scar Stone Circle
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Winderwath Standing Stone / Menhir
Sites of disputed antiquity:
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Eller Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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The Fairy Steps Natural Rock Feature
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Holy Well, Humphrey Head Sacred Well
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Popping Stone Natural Rock Feature
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Potter Fell Stone Circle
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Priapus Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Wrynose Pass Stone Standing Stone / Menhir

News

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Mysteries of Cumbria's Ancient Stones Unlocked.


A BOOK which sets out to fill the 'black hole' in Cumbria's prehistoric past has been published by a Cambridge academic... continues...
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
4th January 2011ce

Historic finds made by archaeologists in the Duddon Valley


Archaeologists in the Duddon Valley have uncovered over 3,000 previously unrecorded historic sites after a four-year survey of the area.

The Duddon Valley Local History Group, in partnership with the Lake District National Park Authority, found ring-cairns that could date back to the Bronze Age... continues...
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
25th March 2010ce

Archaeology Dayschool - Much more than Stone Axes - An update on Cumbrian Prehistory


Archaeology Dayschool - Much more than Stone Axes - An update on Cumbrian Prehistory

Saturday 11 October
10.00am - 4... continues...
rockartwolf Posted by rockartwolf
2nd September 2008ce

Prehistoric Rock - art in Cumbria - Lecture


Prehistoric Rock - art in Cumbria
Venue: Yew Tree Hall High Lorton (near Cockermouth)
Date: 10th July 2008
Time: 7.30pm
How to book: Not required
Price: Visitors £2
Tel: Ted Gilbertson 01900 85482
Lecturer: Dr... continues...
rockartwolf Posted by rockartwolf
8th July 2008ce

Dig Planned for Lakes Beauty Spot


Archaeologists are hoping to unearth ancient treasures during excavations in a Cumbrian valley.
Volunteers are needed to join archaeologists during the digs in the Duddon Valley in the south west of the Lake District beginning on 30 June... continues...
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
27th June 2007ce
Edited 27th June 2007ce

People and the Land Settlement in the Eden Valley: Prehistoric to Present Day

Saturday 6th October 2007

Appleby Archaeology Group Autumn Conference - People and the Land Settlement in the Eden Valley: Prehistoric to Present Day at Appleby Grammar School. Event takes place between 9.30am and 4pm. Contact Harry Hawkins on 01768 864340.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
17th March 2007ce
Edited 18th March 2007ce

Cumbrian Henge Tour


Saturday 21st July 2007

A visit to Two Cumbrian Henges with Helen Caffrey. Event takes place at Eamont Bridge, near Penrith. Henges are circular ceremonial sites dating from the late Neolithic and early Bronze Age... continues...
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
17th March 2007ce
Edited 17th March 2007ce

Aspects of Prehistoric Cumbria


Saturday 28th April 2007

Aspects of Prehistoric Cumbria - CNWRS study day to be held at Penrith Methodist Church, Wordsworth Street, Penrith in conjunction with the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society... continues...
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
17th March 2007ce
Edited 17th March 2007ce

Cash boost for new Lakes website


A website featuring thousands of sites of archaeological interest in Cumbria's Lake District is being set up with the help of a £171,000 grant.
The district has more than 6,500 historical attractions including Shap Abbey, Castlerigg Stone Circle and Hardknott Roman Fort... continues...
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
20th May 2006ce

Dig Planned for Lakes Beauty Spot


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/4795288.stm

Archaeologists hope to unearth Bronze Age treasures after receiving £50,000 to help fund a dig in a Cumbria valley... continues...
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
11th March 2006ce
Edited 12th March 2006ce

Good and Bad news from the Lake District


£1m to be cut from Lakes' budget

Almost £1m is to be slashed from the budget of the organisation responsible for the Lake District National Park.
read more here
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/cumbria/4521944... continues...
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
27th January 2006ce
Edited 28th January 2006ce

£24k Grant to Bring Eden Neolithic Heritage to Life


Eden District Council's Penrith Museum is celebrating news that they have been awarded over £24,000 from the Local Heritage Initiative, a scheme run by the Countryside Agency on behalf of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Nationwide Building Society... continues...
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
11th December 2005ce
Edited 11th December 2005ce

Archaeology in the Lake District 2005 - Day Conference


26th November 2005

The annual archaeology conference at the Lakes School , Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere.
Including -
Exploring Lower Eskdale... continues...
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
24th September 2005ce

Heritage Hopes For Lake District


An estimated £300,000 will have to be spent over two years to make the case for turning the Lake District into a World Heritage Site, it has been claimed. The Lake District National Park Authority has been trying since 1985 to win World Heritage status by Unesco, which is part of the United Nations... continues...
Kozmik_Ken Posted by Kozmik_Ken
8th October 2003ce
Edited 8th October 2003ce

Leave the axes where they are

from BBCi
Plea to walkers over relics

A Cumbrian museum has urged hill walkers to leave Neolithic relics where they find them on the fells. Stone axes are often found on Lake District scree slopes, and the Tullie House Museum in Carlisle is showing people how to recognise them, enjoy them but not to take them home.
Whole story here
Jane Posted by Jane
14th September 2003ce

Time Team turns up Langdale Axe in Ulverston


From the NorthWest Evening Mail
http://www.nwemail.co.uk/viewarticle... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
3rd July 2003ce

Pre-Roman body found in bedrock in Levens, nr Kendal


Human remains which could be about 4,000 years old have been unearthed by archaeologists working in a Cumbrian village. A team of archaeologists found the body curled up in the foetal position in a cavity in the limestone bedrock on a building site opposite the church in Levens, near Kendal... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
9th December 2002ce

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Miscellaneous

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A lovely dialect tribute to Thomas Bland.
Taken from LEGENDS AND HISTORICAL NOTES ON PLACES OF NORTH WESTMORELAND.
BY THOS. GIBSON, M.D.
Published 1887

THE ANTIQUARY.
BY ANTHONY WHITEHEAD, OF REAGILL, NEAR SHAP.

YE strangers that ramble down't Vale of Lyvennet, To see bonny Nature and breathe the fresh air, Fra the spring at Black Dub a't way down to the Eden There's seines interesting, romantic, and rare.
Westward fra the Dub 'boute a cannon-shot distance There's cromlecks an' cairns full of auld Celtic baynes ; A temple where't Druids sang prayers to the plannets, Set aw arround wi' a circle o' staynes.
An' in times leayter still, when the Romans reayde foray, An' meayde a new wroad as they crossed ouer the fell, May be seen to this day, near the black dub ye find it, An' if you dispute me ga see for yoursel'.
There's many quere places a't way doon the valley, An' Hamelets or toons where the Brittans did dwell ; There's traces o' some to be seen in t' Lang-deayle, But men, farther larn'd, their origin may tell.
Crosby Kirk, of auld standing, next claims oor attention, Wi' awe an' wi' reverence oor minds for to fill ; Flass House is a feature 'at ought to be mentioned, An' Addison's birthplace on Meaburn Hill.
But the main pleayce I wish to point out to your notice Is Reagill, where yance leev'd the fam'd Thomas Bland, An' auld antiquary, cramfull o' queer notions As any you'll find in the length o' the land.
He kent a' the history o' t' world's creation, Fra t' making of Adam to t' birth o' Tom Thumb ; He tell't us the earth's composition was gasses, An' fowak meayde of air seayme as a baloon.
He talk'd about metals being fused by eruption,
An' how they were melted like souder or tin ; He kent aw the strata of rock fra the surface Aw t' way doon to the boiling het fluid within.
He scabbl'd off shells fra the hard rock o' limestone, An' sed they'd been fishes, some thousand years sen ; He was crack'd, that's a cartainty, out of aw question, To think of imposing o' sensible men.
Then sec a collection of rubbish an' kelder, Auld things 'at he tell't us the Brittans yance meayde ; Bits o' spears, meayde o' flint, broken millstones and trinkums, Sec a cargo o' kelder, a decent ship-leayde.
Gang when you would, between sunrise an' setting, You'd find him in't garden, or else in his den, Where he spent aw his time wi' his mell an' his chisel, His paint-brush an' canvas or scetch-book an' pen.
He wad travel ten mile, wi' a sketch-bewke in nap-sack, To draw some auld shield 'at he might wish to see ; An' than fra the dots, cross lines, an' the shap on't, He wad spin oot a yarn of their lang pedigree ;
An' tell who's it was, whether duke, lord, or baron, An' how they behaved when they went a crusade ; Or, if 'twas a she 'at the shield had belanged tul, He could tell ye at yance if sh'd deed an auld maid.
He'd creatures of aw macks stuck up in his garden, Fra a Hippotamus to Whittington's cat ;
Lions, dogs, deevils, wild boars, an' teayme eagles, Beats Wombwell's Managery hollow an' flat.
There's Addison, Caesar, St. George, an' Hugh Miller, Poet Burns, an' lots mair, I forgitten their neayms ; An' busts o' girt men fra aw parts o' the world, An' some in the meun, I dare say, hed their heayms.
In the cauld days o' winter he set on a fire In a grate like a helmet, stuck in a w'hole ; A shield for his shovel, a sword for his poker, And an Indian tomahawk split the girt-cwoal.
He pay'd equal respect to a bewk-larn'd beggar,
A hawker, a squire, a duke, or a lord ; If they talk'd about science or tell't a good stowry He grappled it aw, without missing a word.
Tho' a wreck of the former, 'tis still interesting,
An' the owner will give you admission quite free ; Sea, if you be strangers, don't fear you'll be welcome, If you come up to Reagill, the Garden to see.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
12th November 2007ce
Edited 12th November 2007ce

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– mountains of meaning


This blog examines mountain environments from the perspective of landscape archaeology; what people did on and around mountains and how this can inform us about how ancient and not so ancient people used, perceived and interacted with these places.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
13th February 2015ce

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery


Carlisle based museum and art gallery, so could appeal to a couple with two different tastes - one with an archaeological bent, and one with an arty bent, or one with an archaelological bent, and one with a Primark bent, who leaves you there and sods off into the city centre.
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
23rd July 2010ce
Edited 23rd July 2010ce

Cumbrian Archaeological Tours


Well, just read th'website to find out. Looks like it'd appeal to those without a car or push-iron. Won't appeal to the the ice-cream and boat-ride brigade, so you could be in some good company on this rascal. Looks like the boss might know his stuff too, instead of the usual crap that's spouted.
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
23rd July 2010ce
Edited 23rd July 2010ce

West Cumbria Archaeology Society.


Basic. Yup, that's about it. Still, there are contact details if you want to tell 'em summat, or even join. Too few links under the Cumbria area, so this could be a starter for ten for someone.
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
23rd July 2010ce

North West Region Archaeological Research Framework.


Framework. I hate that phrase, me. Stinks of pretentious prats being overpaid to come up with fancy words for basic stuff. Still, it's not as tedious as it suggests, but make your own minds up. Enter at your peril, those of you expecting great things. Don't say you haven't been warned, 'cos you have.
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
23rd July 2010ce

Liverpool John Moores University Cumbrian Archaeology.


John Moores University, Liverpool website, dealing with Cumbria. On the face of it, it looks ok. Funny script thingy causes a delay, but if you click "yes" when the option pops up you'll be alreet cocker.
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
23rd July 2010ce

Duddon History.


This is a local history groups website, dealing with the Duddon vally, also known as Dunnerdale. Of interest to TMAers will be the recent ring cairn excavations at Seathwaite Tarn, now used as a reservoir. The valley is a gem of the Lakes, with very few visitors, and peace generally reigns. The track to Seathwaite Tarn isn't too hard, and, once you've turned your back on the dam, you'll find yourself in a beautiful mountain coomb.
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
23rd July 2010ce
Edited 23rd July 2010ce

The Armitt Gallery, Museum and Library.


Based in Ambleside, at the bottom of the Kirkstone Pass, this is a small museum with local finds, and wider ranging finds from Cumbria. The Great Langdale stone axe factory features.
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
23rd July 2010ce

Lake District National Park Weatherline


A useful site to compare with its rival MWIS. An assessment of both will probably be good enough for those going up high to view some of the high cairns, circles, ring cairns, and axe factories. I personally find MWIS the more reliable, but in winter this site has the benefit of giving snow conditions underfoot, i.e. ice, the need for crompons, avalanche/cornice riske etc.
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
23rd July 2010ce

Extreme Stonefeelers' World of Hard Rock & Standing Stones


Pics of stone circles, henges & standing stones in Cumbria
new abbey Posted by new abbey
19th May 2010ce

Kendal Museum


The Museum of Kendal, one of the oldest in the country, covering a wide range of archaeology, as well as the geology and natural history of Cumbria, and the old counties of Cumberland and Westmorland.
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
20th May 2009ce

Historic Environment Record On-line


fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
9th October 2008ce

Stone Circles of Cumbria


"It does exactly what it says on the tin"
stubob Posted by stubob
13th December 2005ce

Mountain Weather Information Service - Cumbrian Mountains


Detailed 3-day weather forecast for the Cumbrian mountains, with conditions on the fells.
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
30th October 2005ce

Cumbria


Steve Bulman's excellent Cumbria resource. Chokka block with parish records and antiquarian goings on.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
16th February 2005ce

CWAAS


As part of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society (CWAAS) Website:

The Clare Fell Memorial Bursary - money awarded to under-25s hoping to undertake a project relating to Cumbrian prehistoric archaeology (or of another region, so long as they live in Cumbria).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
10th December 2004ce
Edited 23rd July 2010ce

Daily Lake District Weather Forecast


juamei Posted by juamei
19th June 2004ce

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquities of Scotland Vol 4 1860-62


Article by the Rev James Simpson - Vicar of Shap
Stone Circles near Shap, Westmoreland.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
2nd June 2004ce
Edited 2nd June 2004ce

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Elva Plain (Stone Circle) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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24th November 2016ce

Sunkenkirk (Stone Circle) — Images

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22nd November 2016ce

Castlerigg (Stone Circle) — Images

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13th September 2016ce

Long Meg & Her Daughters (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Long Meg & Her Daughters</b>Posted by Rhiannon Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
13th September 2016ce

Moor Divock Alignment (Stone Row / Alignment) — Images

<b>Moor Divock Alignment</b>Posted by Zebstone<b>Moor Divock Alignment</b>Posted by Zebstone Posted by Zebstone
4th June 2016ce

Moor Divock Alignment (Stone Row / Alignment) — Fieldnotes

It was an absolutely fantastic day on Moor Divock when we went. Having made a brief visit to The Cockpit, we returned, impressed by the circle but mightily irritated by a man sitting on one of the stones making very loud business calls (why out there?) while his family got increasingly bored. It's a weird phenomenon - after not being able to get mobile reception anywhere you find it at the stone circle. This happened at Callanish - 7 text messages arrived all at once!

On the way there we'd spotted the obvious megaliths like The Cop Stone and White Raise, but on the way back many more cairns revealed themselves to us. Making a short detour to Moor Divock Centre, we stumbled across two parallel lines of stones. I'd read briefly about the alignment, but hadn't thought we'd be able to find it. However, once you're there, it's blindingly obvious you're at a stone row - that's if you go on a very bright sunny day when there's virtually no bracken in late May to early June. They are indeed very low, but in a parallel alignment.
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4th June 2016ce

White Moss (Stone Circle) — Images

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31st May 2016ce
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