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place:- tumulus, Rayseat
locality:- Rayseat
parish Crosby Garrett parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
tumulus
coordinates:- NY6807
10Km square:- NY60

1Km square NY6807

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 162:-
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At Rasate in Ravenstonedale parish, not far from Sunbiggin tarn, are two tumuli, in which have been found many skeletons laid round about the hills, with the heads all lying upwards towards the hill top, and the hands on the breasts. ...
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

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