Round Barrow on Dunsley Moor, Known As Swarth Howe

North Yorkshire

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English Heritage

County Council

North Yorkshire County Council

District Council

Scarborough Borough Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Scarborough and Whitby

Grid Reference

SE843843 (484305, 508916)

WGS84 Coordinates

54.4685, -0.699063

Nearest Postcode

YO21 1SX

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A Neolithic polished stone axe, found by H. Walker, "on the Swarth Howe [?Penny Howe] Tumulus", was kept by the finder, who moved to Canada.

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User-Submitted Notes

Swarth Howe round barrow was excavated by Samuel Anderson of Whitby probably around 1852. He found an urn and two jet(stone)rings.

John D Hunter, 2 March 2013

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