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Stockley Beck

Round Barrow(s)

Nearest Town:Willington (2km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   NZ2137 / Sheet: 93
Latitude:54° 43' 38.39" N
Longitude:   1° 40' 26" W

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The County Durham Sites & Monuments Register, citing Robert Young's 1984 PHD thesis Wear Valley Prehistory, seems uncertain of this site's authenticity, listing it as a "possible round barrow". It is described as a:

"much ploughed oval mound on the west side of Stockley Beck in the north corner of the pasture. Length 27m. north-south, breadth 9m. east-west, height 1.5m. The mound is surrounded by a bank and internal ditch of diameter 34m. The bank is broken in several places, a feature perhaps related to later tree-planting."
The map reference given here is accurate to within 1km.
TomBo Posted by TomBo
12th August 2003ce
Edited 16th August 2003ce