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Archaeology, folklore & myth of Britain's pre-christian sites & heritage: stone circles, holy wells, maypoles, tombs, archaic cosmologies and human consciousness. Everyone welcome - even Southerners!

    Hameldon Hills Lancs/Yorks border


    Hameldon Hills Lancs/Yorks border Empty Hameldon Hills Lancs/Yorks border

    Post  Guest Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:43 pm

    This range of hills stand south of Hapton and Burnley and north of Rawtenstall and Todmorden

    The hill-name 'hameldon' means 'to mutilate/maimed hill' & is refered to in the 'Devil's Apronful' Pendle folk tale as the place where the 'devil' dwelt. With new access rights the whole range of hills are now open for study.

    Only a small area above Burnley has been investigated that over the years has yealded over 70 prehistoric sites,
    including stone circles, henge monuments, enclosures, standing stones, burial mounds and many cup-and-ring marked stones.

    I would be well worth setting up a long-term study group, as I know it would yeald many rewards.

    Good hunting


    Last edited by lowergate on Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:49 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : spelllllls)

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