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Kirkhaugh (Round Barrow(s)) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Low Thornhope (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Winter Hill (Cairn(s)) — Images

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White Brow (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Holdens Farm Barrows (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

<b>Holdens Farm Barrows</b>Posted by Stoneshifter

Winter Hill (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Low Thornhope (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Stonehenge (Stone Circle) — Images

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Low Thornhope (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Moortop Barrows (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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Moortop Barrows (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

There is coal beneath this round barrow. It's shown on the 1932 Geological Survey as the 'Margery Band' and it's just a shallow seam. Trouble is that it's thirty metres below ground level and that's way beyond the depth of any bell pit. Other means of mining it would have left surface traces - which aren't there - such as a road, a shed, a mineshaft etc. The stone that's pictured on the barrow, with a carved 'M', is probably an ancient boundary stone - it was common to use tumuli as boundary markers - and the 'M' probably represents Margaret - Bolton's patron saint.

Holdens Farm Barrows (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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The Two Lads (Cairn(s)) — Images

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