Scale House barrow
Historical Environment Record No: MYD3934
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 www.cravenmuseum.org/ for opening times.
Public Transport Details
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
Fully accessible. See www.cravenmuseum.org/ for further details.