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Ugthorpe Moor Pit Alignment

Nearest Town:Loftus (10km NW)
OS Ref (GB):   NZ779101 / Sheet: 94
Latitude:54° 28' 48.08" N
Longitude:   0° 47' 51.24" W

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".....a group of distinctive earthworks in the north-east of the North York Moors that prior to investigation by the RCHME, had been categorised as double pit-alignments. The earthworks consist of two or three pairs of pits, with the spoil from the pits spread into parallel enclosing banks. The orientation of the segments is rarely consistent along an axis north-west to south-east ; in each case there seems to be a tengential alignment on burial mound, putatively Bronze Age in date, which may give a clue as to their age and function."

Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society
1993, vol. 59, pp. 383-392
Posted by robokid
10th March 2008ce