Bronze Age Round Cairn
Southeast of Crosby Ravensworth, Cumbria OS Map Ref NY637130
OS Maps - Landranger 91 (Appleby-in-Westmorland), Explorer OL19 (Howgill Fells & Upper Eden Valley)
The cairn of Raise Howe stands on a northeast-southwest spine of land that runs between the valleys of Lyvennet Beck to the west and Scale Beck to the east. This spine is now the route of the B6260 but may well have formed a prehistoric trackway down towards the flat valley bottom formed by the confluence of Birk Beck and the River Lune.
What remains of the earth and limestone rubble cairn is now covered with soil and grass which is visible as the low mound in the picture above. In the foreground are the scars of a recent but now abandoned limestone quarry - the cairn is lucky to have survived the quarrying although its exposed position and erosion has probably lead to its height being reduced to just over a metre with its diameter measuring between 18 metres and 23 metres.
Date: Bronze Age
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