Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Black Hill long barrow on Low Bradley moor

A short walk up from Cononley station, above Farnhill, a huge round cairn and the battered remains of the long barrow are the first sight over the dry stone wall dividing Low Bradley Moor and Farnhill Moor. The long barrow is a rarity in these parts, I wondered whether its proximity to the Aire made it some kind of evidence for migration along the river upstream from East Yorkshire. The excavation notes recorded one male burial and several later cremations. The huge capstone looked impressive, cup and ring marked rocks are recorded here but we could see none on our visit.

The round cairn is huge but depleted in places, the huge dry stone wall next to it probably robbed it of its height.

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