Round Barrow 660m South West of Glebe Farm
North Yorkshire County Council
Ryedale District Council
Thirsk and Malton
SE845845 (484462, 494083)
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A Bronze Age round barrow is situated 660 metres south west of Glebe Farm on the northern part of Levisham Moor. A wide shallow hole in the centre of the mound is evidence of past partial excavation. This feature was mapped as part of the North York Moors National Park NMP, visible as an earthwork on air photographs. The feature is scheduled and appears to be extant on the latest 2009 vertical photography.
Just off the main track is a plaque on a small stone post at SE 84777 94037 this is about 150 ft in front of the barrow . The plaque says as follows.
“These three barrows were built as burial mounds about 3 to 4000 years ago for the families of tribal chieftains. The hollows in the top are the work of later grave robbers . The surrounding moorland contains other barrows several visible from the main track”
This web page indicates that there is only one barrow and that is all I noticed when I uploaded the previous photos in 2014 but then again I was only looking for one as I did not see this sign at that time.
It looks like further investigation to this sight is required . I have uploaded a photo of the plaque
John D Hunter, 7 October 2015
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