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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie F,S,A,

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 999
 Date Entered 04/06/2017
 Updated on 04/06/2017
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burial Mounds and Cairns
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 03/06/2017
 Location Cotherstone Moor
 Civil Parish Cotherstone
 Brit. National Grid NY 908 171
 Altitude 454m
 Geology Namurian sandstone over shales
 Record Name Shacklesborough. Prehistoric summit cairn.
 Record Description Both these isolated hills are of archaeological interest. Goldsborough, the easterly of the two hills is the focus location of cup and ring marked rocks, see SWAAG Record No 645.Careful examination reveals that Shacklesborough, the more distant and westerly of these two prominent hills possesses the 8m diameter low summit cairn shown on the photographs below.
 Dimensions 8m diameter and <1.0m high
 Additional Notes Both these isolated hills are well worth a visit. Both Goldsborough and Shacklesborough are located within the finest North Pennine moorland landscape with limitless views westward across pristine moorland. Blencathra and the Lake District Hills can be seen on a clear day from Shacklesborough. The views north westward to Mickle Fell and the Pennine Escarpment are very fine.
 Image 1 ID 7383         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Distant view of Shacklesborough from Goldsborough.
 Image 2 ID 7385         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Shacklesborough. The prehistoric summit cairn underlies the recent stone cairn.
 Image 3 ID 7386         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Shacklesborough. The prehistoric summit cairn underlies the recent stone cairn.
 Image 4 ID 7382         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Cup and ring marked rock on the eastern ridge of Goldsborough, see previous SWAAG Record N0 645
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