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Scale House barrow

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Scale House barrow - cloth fragment

The Craven Museum, Skipton, 2004,

Scale House barrow - coffin fragment

The Craven Museum, Skipton, 2004,

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Scale House barrow

Historical Environment Record No: MYD3934

Parish: Rylstone

OS Grid Reference: SD970568

Dale: Lower Wharfedale

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Fragment of woollen cloth and piece of the oak coffin excavated from Scale House barrow during the 19th century by Canon Greenwell. Now at the Craven Museum. The barrow was found to contain a tree-trunk coffin burial. The turf-covered bowl barrow is well preserved and measures 1.5 metres high and 14 metres in diameter with a slight surrounding ditch 1.3 metres wide.
Greenwell, W (1877) British Barrows. Oxford: Clarendon Press pp375-377

Manby, T G (1986) 'The Bronze Age in Western Yorkshire' in Manby, T & Turnbull, P (eds) (1986) Archaeology in the Pennines. Oxford: BAR British Series 158 pp55-126


Fragments of the coffin and cloth are at The Craven Museum, Skipton. See for opening times.

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Nearest town/village: Skipton. 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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