Askham Fell Cairn

Location

England Cumbria Rest of England NY 49409 21957
Lat 54.59028121   Long -2.78441321

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Map showing the stone rows identified by M.W. Taylor. (Source: Taylor, 1886. Original available here).

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Simplified map showing the position of the Askham Fell cairn stone row. The red stones are no longer considered to be a stone row. (Source: Taylor, M.W., 1886).

Characteristics

Type: Double Length: 11m
No. of stones: 4 Size of stones: Only small
Orientation: 135° Altitude: 316m
Upper end: Cairn Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  Cairns
Notes: This row includes a slight bank which may have been added at a later date. The relationship with the cairn to the north suggests that it is a stone row rather than a field boundary.

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: Lake District National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     PastScape     Trans Cumberland and Westmorland Antiq and Archaeol Soc

Other References

Taylor, M.W., 1886, ‘The Prehistoric Remains on Moordivock, near Ullswater’, Trans. Cumberland and Westmorland Antiq. and Archaeol. Soc. OS 8, pgs330-331.

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