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Loose Howe

Cup Marked Stone

<b>Loose Howe</b>Posted by fitzcoraldoImage © fitzcoraldo
Nearest Town:Loftus (17km N)
OS Ref (GB):   NZ702008 / Sheet: 94
Latitude:54° 23' 51.26" N
Longitude:   0° 55' 6.96" W

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Pat O'Halloran recently discovered these stones on the flanks of Loose Howe.
I had a walk up there recently and carefully peeled back the heather to reveal further cup marks.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
13th April 2005ce


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Well to add to the story of the person in the 'boat coffin', Jacquetta Hawkes writing in her 'Prehistoric Monuments' tells a somewhat different story, perhaps I should say a more embroidered rendition, considering the only remains found in the coffin was part of a foot, with shoe/clothes, etc. But see Pastscape link below..

"which proved to cover a Bronze Age burial of an unusual kind. The excavators struck suddenly on an oaken timber near the base of the mound, and from it gushed gallons of water. This had been contained in, and was helping to preserve, a boat-shaped coffin with neatly fitting lid, which had contained a body extended full length, wearing clothes and shoes and with the head resting on a straw-stuffed pillow. Oak coffins are know elsewhere; what was unique at Loose Howe was the presence beside the coffin (itself carefully carved to suggest a craft) of a dug-out canoe, perhaps a ritual vessel, perhaps one which had been made for practical use"

Well according to Pastscape this other canoe, may have been in fact another coffin.....
moss Posted by moss
13th July 2014ce
Edited 13th July 2014ce

"From the east window of the bar [Blakey Inn / The Lion] can be seen the grave at Loose Howe where a Bronze Age chieftain was interred in a boatlike oak coffin, armed, clothed and equipped for his "voyage," with a smaller dugout placed alongside."

Mystery Inn with Hundreds of Years History - J.H.Ruston
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16th February 2008ce


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Pats Place

Pats excellent website with a description of this (as Danby High Moor) and many other monuments
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
13th April 2005ce
Edited 13th April 2005ce