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Low Moor

Long Barrow


It's HUGE!!!! it a long barrow????? We had just spent the morning at an archaeology conference in Penrith and had been told in no uncertain terms that there aren't any long barrows in Cumbria. As we had spotted this site on a previous outing last year (as we were on the road to Moor Divock from the Clifton stones) and had promised ourselves a return trip, we felt that today was the day. Could we prove the archaeo bod wrong?

As Dom quite rightly pointed out, its situation is perfect for a LB, on a slight rise and highly visible from all directions. But....if it really is a LB then it should be famous and have a visitor centre because it is absolutely massive!!

We went into the field alongside it and it must measure at least 100m. It ticks most of the boxes but it just seems impossible that such a huge structure could've gone un-noticed by so many folks for so long.

So, maybe that guy from Cumbria Archaeology unit was right and there aren't any LBs in Cumbria afterall?
Vicster Posted by Vicster
16th January 2007ce
Edited 30th April 2007ce

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