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placename:- Glassonby Stone Circle
parish Glassonby parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
stone circle; tumulus; cairn circle
Altitude 427 feet
coordinates:- NY573393
10Km square:- NY53

1Km square NY5739

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Glassonby Stone Circle -- Glassonby -- Cumbria / -- 26.8.2005
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Glassonby Stone Circle -- Glassonby -- Cumbria / -- 26.8.2005

Until excavated by an archaeologist the ring of stones was just the kerb of a tumulus, in which there was a burial cist. The circle is an oval about 15.7x14m. Early bronze age.
Waterhouse, John: 1985: Stone Circles of Cumbria: Phillimore and Co (Chichester, Sussex):: ISBN 0 85033 566 3
Thom, A: 1967: Megalithic Sites in Britain: Oxford University Press (Oxford, Oxfordshire)
Parker, C A & Collingwood, W G: 1926: Gosforth District: (Kendal)
Burl, H A W: 1976: Stone Circles of the British Isles: Yale University Press (United States)

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