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Blakey Howe

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Blakey Howe</b>Posted by thesweetcheatImage © A. Brookes (25.4.2010)
Nearest Town:Guisborough (17km NW)
OS Ref (GB):   SE679998 / Sheets: 94, 100
Latitude:54° 23' 20.04" N
Longitude:   0° 57' 15.31" W

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A quick look (25.4.2010) before carrying on our walk to Danby. Decent sized barrow, topped with a neat standing stone that may or may not be prehistoric, but is certainly not a recent addition.

Lion Inn next door looks like a nice pub (food being served on the Sunday we passed).
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
5th May 2010ce

Located just beside the Lion Inn on the Castleton to Hutton -le-Hole road.
Blakey Howe is easily mistaken for one of the many mine workings that cover High Blakey Moor.
If you check it out you will find a dug-out round barrow topped with a boundary stone.
The usual boundary stones for this area are about .5m tall, rectangular and fairly uniform. This fella is 1.5m tall and doesn't look like any of the other stones.
The carved letters on the side proclaim the boundary of whoever owned the moor (and probably still does) but the stone implies a greater antiquity.
Whilst your there call in at the Lion Inn, great beer & decent grub.
There are excellent views across Rosedale to the Victorian Ironstone workings and the calcining kilns.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
1st September 2002ce


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Further to the fieldnotes
TD stands for Thomas Duncombe
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
17th June 2003ce