NY2415 : Slate debris on Castle Crag, Borrowdale

taken 11 years ago, near to Rosthwaite, Cumbria, Great Britain

Slate debris on Castle Crag, Borrowdale
Slate debris on Castle Crag, Borrowdale
There was a British fort on the crag, probably built after the Romans left as copies of Roman household goods were found here. It is possible that the monks and others took refuge here during the Scottish raids. In the 18C the fort was 60m by 36m, but the most of the stone has since been quarried out of the ruins. There are mounds of scrap slate some of which seem to be made into retaining walls. The summit of the crag is up on the right.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 4 November, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 5 November, 2006
Category
Quarry (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 249 159 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:31.9670N 3:9.7243W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 249 159
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