Long Barrow on Trainford Brow
Cumbria County Council
Eden District Council
Penrith and The Border
SJ537537 (353697, 524313)
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A possible Neolithic long cairn or bank barrow 101 metres long and orientated east-west. Its width varies from 13 to 28 metres and the height between 1.5 and 3.8 metres. First noted by CW Phillips in 1933 and visited by Phillips with OGS Crawford in1938, both of whom identified it as a ong cairn. However, the RCHME around the same time dismissed it as "Nothing more than an old spoil dump from the neighbouring road cutting". The most recent published description (Masters 1984) notes the plausibility of the spoil mound theory before concluding that "in the absence of evidence to the contrary, the balance of probability still seems to me to favour a long cairn rather than a spoil dump".
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