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    EASINGTON FELL, SADLER HILL LARGE STONE CAIRN SD 719 493

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    EASINGTON FELL, SADLER HILL LARGE STONE CAIRN SD 719 493

    Post  Guest on Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:37 pm

    EASINGTON FELL, SADLER HILL LARGE STONE CAIRN SD 719 493

    Known as 'The Roman Tower'. Large 3m Height, 14m diameter cairn of stones. On the SE section a shooting but has been established, but no longer used.

    'The Roman Antiquities of Overborough' 1746, Rev. Richard Rauthmell - thought the cairn to be the remains of a 'ancient fort or watch tower'.

    He also noted: 'some unusual long mounds' on the top of Birket Fell (SD 690 469)

    and: 'two tall bee-hive tumuli, built of rough stones known as "Old Ned & The Wife".' - these two cairns of stones have been much reduced in my lifetime. They are now only a fraction of what they used to be being 'spoiled' by treasure seekers over the years. (SD 725 485).

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