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East Ayton Long Barrow

Long Barrow

Nearest Town:Scalby (4km N)
OS Ref (GB):   TA000864 / Sheets: 94, 101
Latitude:54° 15' 47.56" N
Longitude:   0° 27' 52.3" W

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The barrow is about 85 feet long and is 3 feet high at its northern end. No side ditches are visible. A stone cairn was found within the mound surrounded by a kerb of large stones. fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
12th January 2003ce


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Compass - British Museum

"This hoard was found in a pit dug into the top of an oval cairn. The burial cairn, constructed of limestone rubble, was first opened by A.D. Conyngham in 1848. Surviving records suggest that the hoard was found with a burial. The surviving finds comprise three flint axes and a flint adze, five lozenge-shaped arrowheads, a polished flint knife and two flakes, an antler 'macehead' and two boar-tusk blades."

Various photos of the hoard online here.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
27th January 2006ce