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    Easington Fell Ringwork (no:2) SD 717 492

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    lowergate

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    Easington Fell Ringwork (no:2) SD 717 492

    Post  lowergate on Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:29 am

    Easington Fell Ringwork (no:2) SD 717 492

    Sited above Smelfthwaites on Easington Fell is a large banked ringwork with an external diameter of 40m., and an internal diameter of 36m.

    Some distance to the east of this circle is a large mound of stones some 14m. diameter, and 5m. height. This large mound has been much disturbed.

    (Paul, could you put up your pictures on these sites that were taken yesterday, thanks, john)

    I will put more up on these sites when I dig-out the info' from my files.
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    Post  QDanT on Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:42 am



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    Re: Easington Fell Ringwork (no:2) SD 717 492

    Post  lowergate on Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:53 am


    Easington Fell Ringwork (no:2)

    BOLLAND FOREST & THE HODDER VALLEY, M. Greenwood & C. Bolton, Published privately, 1955.

    On page 24 they refer to the above site thus:

    "There is also a rough stone circle on top of the fells above Easington, like the remains of an ancient fort (the ringwork) and watch tower (the large cairn of stones)."

    They go on to state:

    “To the east of these on Waddington Fell there is a most extraordinary assembly of tall bee-hive tumuli (Old Ned and The Wife SD 723 484 & SD 725 485 res., are all that remain of this assembly today), built of rough stones, but so high and well-built that their purpose is hard to explain. Some day these may be explored.”

    They also mention on page 25/26 that Richard Rauthmell in his book ‘THE ROMAN ANTIQUITIES OF OVERBOROUGH’, 1746. makes a note of the above site and considered the large cairn of stones to be a Roman watch tower.

    Rauthmell, they state, found Roman mounds or Tumuli with urns buried in them not far from the above large cairn of stones:

    From Rauthmell, 1746, p.22.

    “Near the military way (Roman road through Bowland), near the fort and watch-tower … I have discovered some Roman Tumuli. In one of these, the stones being removed, I found three urns; two large ones and a little one. All these three urns held ashes and very little bones.”


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    Re: Easington Fell Ringwork (no:2) SD 717 492

    Post  Paulus on Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:51 pm

    lowergate wrote:Paul, could you put up your pictures on these sites that were taken yesterday, thanks, john

    Unfortunately none of the images I took came out too clearly. Here's one of 'em though, which shows the outline of the edges of the western section of the ring:



    The other worthwhile image is on the TNA profile of the site, here:

    http://megalithix.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/easington-ring/

    If there's owt needs amending on it, please lemme know John.

    All the best - Paul Cool

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