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Monument Number 45211

Hob Uid: 45211
Location :
Lancashire
Burnley
Cliviger
Grid Ref : SD8717027120
Summary : Site of a possible round barrow and a Medieval or later beacon on Thieveley Pike. The site was described in 1868 as comprising a basin, 80 feet in circumference, with many of the stones within the ring or immediate locality as being scorched by fire. Field investigations in 2003 found the beacon to comprise a much disturbed mound, 1.4 metres high, with a hollowed top. An Ordnance Survey trig station had been built on the southwest edge. Due to its location it has been also interpreted as the site of a possible upland round barrow later reused as a beacon.
More information : [SD 87212709] BEACON [GS] (Remains of) (1)

The beacon-remains ... on Thiereby Pike is quite distinct, and is a complete circle in the form of a basin, the circumference round the centre of the embankment being about 80 ft; many of the stones within the ring, and in the immediate vicinity, bear evident marks of having been scorched or charred by fire. (2)

At the point indicated on the 6" sheet, an irregular, shallow
depression is still visible. (3)

[SD 87172712] Re-surveyed at 1:2500 (4)

Site of beacon consists of a much disturbed broad mound about 1.4 metres high, with hollowed top. On summit of Thieveley Pike which affords wide views over surrounding countryside. Typical position for an upland round barrow and it is likely that an earlier barrow was used for the site of the beacon; there are now no obvious surviving traces of the latter. An Ordnance Survey trig station has been built on the southwest edge of the mound.
Central hollow and trig station shown on 1893 map (surveyed 1891) and western side of mound plus trig station depicted on the edition of 1911 (Lancashire revised 1909).
Probably changed little, if at all, in 20th century. (5-8)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1912.
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Newbigging T. 1868. History of the Forest of Rossendale, 18
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Source : Large Scale / Small Scale Map Revisers Comment
Source details : S.S.Reviser 16.8.50
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 FDC 04-MAR-59
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 CJD 28-JAN-2003
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Source Number : 6
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:2500 1893 (Lancashire sheet LXXII, 4)
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Source Number : 7
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:2500 1911 (Lancashire sheet LXXII, 4)
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Source Number : 8
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:2500 1911 (Yorkshire [West Riding] sheet CCXXIX, 5 (part of)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Round Barrow
Evidence : Conjectural Evidence
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Beacon
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Beacon
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SD 82 NE 8
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : CS PILOT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
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Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SD 82 NE 8
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1959-03-04
End Date : 1959-03-04