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Small enclosure east of Long Meg circle

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Nearest Town:Penrith (9km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   NY573371 / Sheet: 91
Latitude:54° 43' 36.68" N
Longitude:   2° 39' 47.12" W

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NY 5730 3715
This is an egg shaped enclosure, bounded by a thin ditch containing several possible pits.
Source - "new evidence of ritual monuments at Long Meg and her Daughters, Cumbria".
by Grahame Soffe & Tom Clare
Antiquity 62
1988
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
17th May 2004ce
Edited 17th May 2004ce

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Pond Enclosure — Miscellaneous

"To the north of this enclosure lies another enclosure of similar size and shape but with a very wide ditch and an east entrance. It sits on the very edge of the terrace overlooking the Eden and surrounds a large pond. This site is now heavily ploughed and there is no trace on the ground of the ditch which Stukely observed in 1725. He described the site as 'a large spring intrenched about with a vallum and fosse, of a pretty great circumference, but no depth'. The juxtaposition of the enclosure and pond is not coincidental; similar enclosures of prehistoric and roman date are known to be sited near tarns and other water sources elsewher in Cumbria, although a concentric arrangement is rare. Several ditches fan out from the entrance area; immediately to the south a double ditched trackway funnels out into the valley and seems to underlie a number of ditches running at right angles to it".

Source - "new evidence of ritual monuments at Long Meg and her Daughters, Cumbria".
by Grahame Soffe & Tom Clare
Antiquity 62
1988
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
17th May 2004ce

Enclosure South of Brustop Wood — Miscellaneous

NY 5665 3724
"The east half of the ditch circuit of a small sub-rectangular enclosure is revealed as a crop mark; it surrounds a single earth-fast stone. Only one other similar stone occurs in the immediate neighbourhood, just to the north east in the cleared wood, and there may be parallel here with other enclosed stones such as the Menhir de Guerande in France.

Source - "new evidence of ritual monuments at Long Meg and her Daughters, Cumbria".
by Grahame Soffe & Tom Clare
Antiquity 62
1988
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
17th May 2004ce