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    GREAT HAMELDON LONG BARROW SD 794 294

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    GREAT HAMELDON LONG BARROW SD 794 294

    Post  Guest on Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:55 am

    GREAT HAMELDON LONG BARROW SD 794 294

    HER/SMR ref: PRN 16262

    This unexcavated and impressive long barrow stands just below the summit of Great Hameldon on Hameldon Common.

    Local folklore tells of a great giant being buried there. Folklore states that it is the grave of the giant who strode over to Pendle and left his footprints at Deerstones quarry above Sabden, and unloaded his 'apronful of stones' above the Nick of Pendle after hurling some that landed near Pendleton that now lie as Standing Stones there.

    One is tempted to think of the Chief Giant Ysbaddaden.

    Given the size and territorial location of this barrow we may well be looking at a possible chamber burialsite.



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