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Burn Moor Complex

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Burn Moor Complex by Chance The circle or rather circles, on Burn Moor, near West Water, Cumberland, are described by Mr. Williams as consisting of a 100-foot circle, formed of forty-four stones, beyond which, at a distance of 25 feet is an outer circle of fourteen large stones. A niche or square enclosure on one side of the inner circle contains a cairn 25 feet in diameter, and within the circle are four others, irregularly spaced, and measuring 21 to 25 feet in diameter; each like the circle itself, surrounded by fourteen stones. These, on being opened, were found to contain a rude chamber formed of five stones, in which were found remains of burnt bones, horns of stags, and other animals.
'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries,' iii. p.225.
Chance Image Credit: Williams - Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries
Posted by Chance
22nd July 2010ce
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