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Lancashire — Links

Transcription from a diary (1953-54)


Just found this link to a diary of one of the founders of Chorley Archeology Society.

In it he mentions finds from Anglezarke and the surrounding districts.

Newgrange (Passage Grave) — Links

New Grange Tour


Great day out, picked us up from central Dublin.
Also guarantees access inside !!!

Sunkenkirk (Stone Circle) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Sunkenkirk</b>Posted by Rivington Pike

Giant's Grave — Images

<b>Giant's Grave</b>Posted by Rivington Pike

Mayburgh Henge — Images

<b>Mayburgh Henge</b>Posted by Rivington Pike

Castlerigg (Stone Circle) — Images

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Long Meg & Her Daughters (Stone Circle) — Images

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Anglezarke Misc 9 (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

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Anglezarke Misc 9 (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Fieldnotes

Note :- The exact location of this site cannot be guaranteed as it does not appear on any O.S. maps.

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This strange linier feature is situated on the moor to the North of Great Hill.

The first edition O.S. map shows a feature called "Fish Pond" in the same location, but after today's visit I'm not so sure!

The feature seems to consist of a banked earthwork that has been cut through by a stream producing a clear section as shown on the first photograph. From the stream bed to the top of the bank I would guess to be 20 to 30 ft. The section clearly shows a solid core to the bank a gravel infill at the sides that is topped off by peat.

The age of the site is difficult to estimate, but while walking around the top of the bank "bog oak" and other timbers could be seen emerging from the eroding peat.

One word of warning.

The surrounding area is extremely wet and boggy and care should taken approaching the site. One wrong step meant that I sank up to my waist in smelly brown stuff !

Anglezarke Misc 10 (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Anglezarke Misc 10 (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Fieldnotes

Note :- The exact location of this site cannot be guaranteed as it does not appear on any O.S. maps.

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Walking up to the summit of Great Hill, I came across this this 'dimpled' stone on a stone platform which maybe rock art.

Round Loaf (Artificial Mound) — Images

<b>Round Loaf</b>Posted by Rivington Pike

Stronstrey Bank Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Anglezarke Moor Standing Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

Heading East from Black Coppice Cairn towards Round Loaf, the upright stone appeared on the horizon. The plateau on which it stands to the North of Hurst Hill had been badly burned last summer and most of the vegetation had been removed exposing the peat layer which was now eroding.

The site consists on 1 upright stone (a rare feature on Anglezarke) and the possibility of others emerging through the peat.

Views of the surrounding landscape are superb from here, with Great Hill to the North East, Round Loaf to the East, Winter Hill to the South and the Lancashire plain to the West.

Anglezarke Moor Standing Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Devil's Ditch (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Miscellaneous

The Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society No 61, 1996 pp 135 & 145

Page 135
"Is a substantial linear feature of no obvious function."
"May have been a land boundary of the kind associated elsewhere with the Neolithic / Bronze Age exploitation of upland areas."

Page 145
"A long straight flat-bottomed earthwork which does not conform to any lines of natural drainage or local topography. There is only limited evidence for banks on either side of the ditch"

Anglezarke Moor Group — Miscellaneous

I've just come across the following documentation. I think it may be the latest published survey and excavation report covering the Anglezarke area.

The Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society No 61, 1996
pp 133 – 166

"Seeing the Sites : Survey and Excavation on the Anglezarke Uplands, Lancashire"

By Christine Howard Davis

With contributions by
M. Bain, H. Bamford, B. Barnes, R. H. Leech & J. Quartermaine

Anglezarke Misc 5 (Chambered Cairn) — Images

<b>Anglezarke Misc 5</b>Posted by Rivington Pike

Anglezarke Moor Group — Links

A brief history of Anglezarke


A brief history of Anglezarke including a defination of the place name.

Chorley and District Historical and Archaeological Society


A new web site, looking at archaeological site around Chorley.

The chairman has had an interest in the prehistoric sites on Anglezarke moor for most of his life.

Anglezarke Misc 5 (Chambered Cairn) — Fieldnotes

Note :- The exact location of this site cannot be guaranteed as it does not appear on any O.S. maps.

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This site looks very similar to Black Coppice Chambered Cairn but still buried with a similar sized cap stone fully visible but only a small gap visible of the possible chamber.

Unfortunately the photograph I took came out corrupted. This may have been the cold getting to it internals or something else !!

I suggest this site is seen at its best during the winter months as summer vegetation will obscure it.

Anglezarke Misc 4 (Ring Cairn) — Fieldnotes

Note :- The exact location of this site cannot be guaranteed as it does not appear on any O.S. maps.
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I stumbled across this whilst looking for Black Coppice cairn.
This feature consists of an arc of stones which may form a complete circle (the remainder is still concealed under the peat), and an upright stone sitting among a collection of stones that may have formed a cairn.

Anglezarke Misc 4 (Ring Cairn) — Images

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Anglezarke Misc 3 (Carving) — Fieldnotes

Note :- The exact location of this site cannot be guaranteed as it does not appear on any O.S. maps.

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This stone just outcropping from the surrounding peat and vegetation shows a curious curvi-linier marking similar to the playing card shapes associated with Roman forts ?

Anglezarke Misc 3 (Carving) — Images

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Jepson's Gate Cairn (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Anglezarke Misc 1 (Carving) — Fieldnotes

Note :- The exact location of this site cannot be guaranteed as it does not appear on any O.S. maps.
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This chance find was on the top of Hurst Hill surrounded by many other stones / boulders outcropping through the eroding peat.

When I put my compass next to the grooves to give a feeling of size, I was surprised to see that they aligned precisely North / South.

Anglezarke Misc 1 (Carving) — Images

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Anglezarke Moor Group — Miscellaneous

The Anglezarke Moor Group has been created to collect together previously known sites and more importantly, new features that are appearing out of the eroding covering of peat.

The perimeter of this area have been defined using where possible landscape and are :-

West - Stronstrey Bank escarpment.

East - A675 (as it runs along the "valley" bottom between Turton & Anglezarke Moors)

South - The road from Belmont to Rivington village (as it runs at the base of Rivington Moor escarpment)

North - Dean Black Brook. (Separating Anglezarke from Wheelton Moor)

Over time it may be decided that some of these should not be considered in "isolation" but may be linked to other sites in the surrounding area.

As features are rediscovered they probably won't appear on any maps and so may not be named. In cases like this I suggest they are named Anglezarke Misc 1, 2 etc until a proper naming convention is found.
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Hi,

Born, bred and still live in Lancashire.
Been interested in Local History & Archaeology all my life'
Spent most of my teenage years 'rooting around Anglezarke'. If you live up here you'll know where I mean.

Member of Leyland Historical Society
http://www.houghton59.fsnet.co.uk/Home%20Page.htm

Member of Lancashire Archaeological Society
http://mysite.freeserve.com/LAS_1

Currently involved in the Lancashire Place Name Survey and tracking down Tenon top Gate Posts. If you don't know what these are check out my web page.

http://lancs99.blogspot.com/

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