NT8112 : Ditched oval enclosure south of Lamb Hill Settlement

taken 18 days ago, near to Blindburn, Northumberland, Great Britain

Ditched oval enclosure south of Lamb Hill Settlement
Ditched oval enclosure south of Lamb Hill Settlement
This ovoid ditched feature with a domed turf-covered mound inside (resembling a grounded flying saucer) is about 18 x 14m and fits the 1977 description of Yearning Law Burial Cairn LinkExternal link

The six-digit grid reference (NT 814 125) given for this supposed late prehistoric monument is about 140m due east of the feature shown here.

Alternatively, the enclosure could be related to the large presumed-medieval pastoral settlement 150m or so north-west which shows a large assembly of banked features NT8112 : Enclosure boundary of old settlement south of Lamb Hill.

It may even be an even later, post-medieval agricultural feature referred to as a stack-stand, a description applied to an apparently similar feature located about 500m west. However this has also been interpreted as a sheepfold LinkExternal link

The view is towards Yearning Law.
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Date Taken
Monday, 31 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 1 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Derelict, Disused  Moorland 
Primary Subject of Photo
Archaeology 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 8131 1255 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:24.3914N 2:17.8026W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 81305 12576
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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