NZ3549 : Copt Hill, near Houghton-le-Spring

taken 9 years ago, near to Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland, Great Britain

Copt Hill, near Houghton-le-Spring
Copt Hill, near Houghton-le-Spring
A path on Copt Hill, looking north-westwards over the town of Houghton-le-Spring.
Copt Hill

Copt Hill is an ancient burial ground near Houghton-le-Spring. Archaeological research suggests that it dates from the Mesolithic period, at least 6,000 years and possibly up to 10,000 years ago. The site is marked by six trees. Presumably there used to be a seventh tree, as they are known as the Seven Sisters.

The site, which is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, is looked after by the Friends of Copt Hill. Their website has a lot more information about the burial site: LinkExternal link

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Saturday, 30 March, 2013   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 2 April, 2013
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Houghton-Le-Spring 
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Tyne & Wear 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3541 4938 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:50.2798N 1:27.0123W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3545 4930
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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