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Hob on the Hill

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery

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Nearest Town:Guisborough (5km WNW)
OS Ref (GB):   NZ646125 / Sheet: 94
Latitude:54° 30' 12.45" N
Longitude:   1° 0' 8.27" W

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There are two main barrows at Hob on the Hill.
Both are approximately 17 metres in diameter.

The southerly mound is the Hob-on-the Hill barrow and is pretty wrecked. There are large stones laying around it that may be remnants of the kerb.
There is a boundary stone set into the top of the mound which has a number of legends carved into it's faces
On the north face is the letter 'G' and a benchmark, the south has the letters 'SK' the west 'G' 'RC' and the date 1789, the east face has the letter 'S' and the words 'Hob on the Hill' carved into it.

The second mound is about 70m north and is in better nick with some of the kerb and structure visible on the eastern side.

Both barrows are visible from many points on the northern moors and command 360 degree views.

One interesting view is from the Hob mound. If you look across to the east you can see the Black Howes with the tip of Freebrough Hill rising behind them.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
21st January 2004ce
Edited 21st January 2004ce


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The Hob on the Hill mounds were opened by Canon Atkinson in 1863.
In the southern mound he found five burial deposits;
A cremation accompanied by a flint knife.
A cremation accompanied by a pygmy cup, a bone pin & an arrow head.
An unaccompanied cremation.
Another unaccompanied cremation.
An empty food vessel.

In the northern mound Atkinson found a cremation in a collared urn which he declared to be 'the most perfect I have ever seen at all'. He also found a pygmy cup and cremated bone.

All information blagged from-
Bronze Age Burial Mounds in Cleveland
By G.M. Crawford
Published by Cleveland County Council Archaeology Section 1980
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
21st January 2004ce