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placename:- Raisgill Hill
locality:- Raisgill
parish Orton S parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
tumulus
coordinates:- NY6306
10Km square:- NY60
References Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

1Km square NY6306

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 156:-
... Near Raisgill hill is a tumulus in a regular circle near 100 yards in circumference, about three high, composed of loose stones, and covering a large stone, supported by one other on each side, and under it a human skeleton, with the bones of several others round about.

placename:- Raisgill Hill
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

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