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|Description ||A raised cigar shaped 'earthwork' at Burneside
Cumbria, close to the village.|
|Andy B |
|> No worries Andy. In your opinion, does the picture
> I sent look like a Mound of some kind?
Well yes, it's certainly a mound :-) but is it ancient? It looks a bit too regular. Square ended It could be something made by the Water board.
> Do you know of any other confirmed Mound sites in this
> part of Wales?
You said it was in Cumbria? (NW England)
If anyone knows they will leave a comment so check back in a few days.
|Hi, the Mound in the pic is called "the ant hill", as far as i know (i could be wrong) it was built about 150 yrs ago, and is a river defence.
In the photo, just to the left, there is a flood plain, every winter and spring it floods.
I think it was put there when croppers altered the course of the kent.
I live 100 ft from it, and i used to play on there when i was a kid, as a teenager i went over it with a metal detector and found a few coins with 1868 on them, so i would say they were from the workmen that built it.
Hope this helps
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