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Haw Bank cremation cemetery

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Haw Bank cremation cemetery

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Haw Bank cremation cemetery

Historical Environment Record No: MYD4264

Parish: Carperby cum Thoresby

OS Grid Reference: SD990901

Dale: Lower Wensleydale

Link to Archaeology Data Service:
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/collections/blurbs/420.cfm

Description

A sub-circular enclosure approximately 24 metres by 28 metres surrounded by an earth and stone bank about 3 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. Almost central within the enclosure are the remains of a stony mound 0.2 metres high and 6 metres in diameter. Originally described as a stone circle, this is now thought to be an enclosed cremation cemetery of Bronze Age date. In England, such cemeteries tended to replace the barrow and cairn burials of the early Bronze Age.
Source:
Raistrick, Arthur (1929) ‘The Bronze Age in west Yorkshire’ Yorkshire Archaeological Journal. Vol 29 pp354-365

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Carperby. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


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