SD4980 : Sheep grazing on the earthwork, Dallam Park

near to Milnthorpe, Cumbria, Great Britain

Sheep grazing on the earthwork, Dallam Park
Sheep grazing on the earthwork, Dallam Park
The earthwork is 'a medieval ringwork located in Dallam Park on a
prominent hilltop known as Castle Hill 380m south east of Dallam Tower' LinkExternal link and is a scheduled monument.
'The ringwork includes a sub-circular earth and stone mound measuring up to
42m east-west by 35m north-south. It has a flat top which has been created
by raising the mound above the surrounding landscape only slightly on the
north side but between 2m and 4m elsewhere. The top of the mound measures
27m by 22m and it contains an earth and stone bank up to 0.35m high around
its eastern, southern and western edges.'
As well as the obvious structure on top of the hill the slopes also seem to have lots of parallel ridges and grooves accentuated here by the lowering sun. I wonder if these are agricultural?
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2012
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 22 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 23 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Grassland 
Period (from Tags)
Medieval 
Trees (from Tags)
Beech 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 4936 8082 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:13.2352N 2:46.6884W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 4933 8086
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Defensive Earthwork  Mediaeval  Scheduled Monument 

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