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place:- archaeological site, Tarn Moss
locality:- Tarn Moss
parish Hutton parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
archaeological site
coordinates:- NY400275
10Km square:- NY42

1Km square NY4027

old text:- Clarke 1787

Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
Page 54:-
... between the hill [Great Mell Fell] and the mile-post [8 from Penrith] is a piece of antiquity of a very singular structure; it consists of a kind of flooring of large stones, about seven yards long and five broad; its figure resembles an egg with a piece cut off the smaller end, and the stones are so large and close laid, as evidently evinces it to have been a work of art; it is about 300 yards from the road, lyes low, and may be easily discovered by the very high rushes that grow round it. ...
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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