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<< Our Photo Pages >> Danby Beacon - Round Barrow(s) in England in Yorkshire (North)
Submitted by JimChampion on Thursday, 30 July 2009 Page Views: 5716
Site Name: Danby Beacon Country: England County: Yorkshire (North) Type: Round Barrow(s)|
Nearest Village: Danby
Map Ref: NZ73600927
Latitude: 54.473465N Longitude: 0.865778W
|3||Reasonable but with some damage|
|2||Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site|
|1||Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks|
|5||Can be driven to, probably with disabled access|
|4||Short walk on a footpath|
|3||Requiring a bit more of a walk|
|2||A long walk|
|1||In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find|
|5||co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates|
|4||co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map|
|3||co-ordinates scaled from a bad map|
|2||co-ordinates of the nearest village|
|1||co-ordinates of the nearest town|
External Links: Danby Beacon submitted by JimChampion
Round Barrow in North Yorkshire
A 22 metre diameter stone and earthen mound, standing up to 2.5 metres high.
By virtue of its position on top of a prominent hill (now called Beacon Hill) this barrow has been re-used since early post-medieval times as a beacon site. Modern-day visitors to the site will find a five metre tall beacon sculpture rising out of the centre of the barrow, erected in 2008 by the Danby Beacon Trust (and replacing an earlier wooden post that supported a beacon during the 1988 celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the defeat of the Spanish Armada). At the top of the steel column is a flame-shaped basket mounted in a cup decorated with bronze - a reference to the prehistoric monument below.
Access The barrow is alongside a minor road on Beacon Hill and there is an adjacent parking area marked as a 'viewpoint' on maps. There are fantastic views from this barrow of the North York Moors and the North Yorkshire coast (weather permitting!).
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Danby Beacon submitted by JimChampion
This barrow really isn't hard to find - its is on a bend in the road, next to a car park, signposted on the top of a 300 metre hill, close to a white-painted triangulation pillar and, best of all, it has a five-metre tall metal beacon sculpture sticking out of it.
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