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Rawland Howe

Round Barrow


Rawland Howe is one of a large number of round barrows to be found on the high ground east of Danby, and sits on the southern side of Lealholm Moor.

Rawland Howe is just to the south of the track that runs east across the high ground from Danby Beacon towards Lealholm Rigg. There are pre-historic monuments all along this ridge - to the west is Brown Rigg Howe and the large barrow at Danby Beacon, to the east are at least four more monuments, including a rare ring cairn with a 14m diameter marked by a 4m wide and 0.4m high earth and stone bank.

Rawland Howe is 1.5m tall with a 16m diameter. It almost certainly covers at least one burial, and has a stone base with earth covering. The barrow was excavated by antiquarians, who left a 1m deep pit in the southern side of the centre of the barrow. The spoil from this dig is still visible to the south, and includes two very large stones take from inside the barrow. Sadly no records of this dig have been found.


Grid Reference: NZ754092