Welbury Holgate and the Hare Hill Burial Mound

User avatar
Wendyf
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 4625
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:26
Location: Lower Burnt Hill, looking out over Barlick

Re: Welbury Holgate and the Hare Hill Burial Mound

Post by Wendyf » 21 Feb 2016, 17:36

I'm completely out of my depth with this but Col tells me that you can plot a route on the Viewranger website then download it to your phone. :smile:

User avatar
PanBiker
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
Posts: 7019
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 13:07
Location: Barnoldswick - In the West Riding of Yorkshire, always was, always will be.

Re: Welbury Holgate and the Hare Hill Burial Mound

Post by PanBiker » 21 Feb 2016, 19:27

Yes,having found out the input / output functions of both apps as in my previous post I had a look on the website. Users have a profile where their tracks can be saved and as Col says, plotted and sent to the device. Generic GPS devices have this function. My other apps that use the GPS also have corresponding websites for recording and tracking.
Ian

User avatar
Wendyf
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 4625
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:26
Location: Lower Burnt Hill, looking out over Barlick

Re: Welbury Holgate and the Hare Hill Burial Mound

Post by Wendyf » 29 Feb 2016, 12:37

Margaret & I are walking up to Hare Hill this afternoon to have a look around armed with a route on my phone which follows the outer oval feature . On the Viewranger website you can plot a route on a Google Earth view, then transfer it to an OS map on your phone. Fingers crossed that I can make it work!

User avatar
Wendyf
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 4625
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:26
Location: Lower Burnt Hill, looking out over Barlick

Re: Welbury Holgate and the Hare Hill Burial Mound

Post by Wendyf » 29 Feb 2016, 20:31

It was bitterly cold up on Hare Hill this afternoon and boggy underfoot but we navigated round the oval shaped feature and found a wide ditch, if not a double ditch surrounding the raised area. We also found evidence of modern water gathering on the line of the ditch at the southern end...3 brick chambers with iron covers and the sound of running water, so possibly natural springs? We found a large stone at the southern end of the raised area and one at the north end too. Looking back from Stone Pit Hill we could see what looked almost like terracing. Here are some photos.

The stones, prominent in deep vegetation.

Image

Image

The ditch around the south end.

Image

Looking back from around Stone Pit Hill, showing the "modern" track and an older, sunken track beyond. Also features like terracing or a double ditch?

Image

Image

User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 40578
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: Welbury Holgate and the Hare Hill Burial Mound

Post by Stanley » 01 Mar 2016, 03:06

Well done both of you. That's the way to do it, get on the ground and use your eyes!
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!

User avatar
Wendyf
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 4625
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:26
Location: Lower Burnt Hill, looking out over Barlick

Re: Welbury Holgate and the Hare Hill Burial Mound

Post by Wendyf » 01 Mar 2016, 08:45

Complete amateurs though Stanley!
We pinpointed one feature to go and investigate which shows up clearly on the NLS side by side viewer. There is a small circle on the map, on the contour line beneath the "T" in Allotment. It still shows on the aerial photo as a small black dot south east of the ring cairn.

Image

Image


On the ground it is a slightly sunken area, very wet with humps that might be large stones very thickly covered in mossy growths. Possibly and old spring or well? We should have taken some sort of stick to poke at things with! Seem to remember John carrying something a bit like an old car aerial when we were investigating the corn mill site....

User avatar
PanBiker
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
Posts: 7019
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 13:07
Location: Barnoldswick - In the West Riding of Yorkshire, always was, always will be.

Re: Welbury Holgate and the Hare Hill Burial Mound

Post by PanBiker » 01 Mar 2016, 09:19

I can't see your images Wendy and the gallery denies me access as well?
Ian

User avatar
Wendyf
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 4625
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:26
Location: Lower Burnt Hill, looking out over Barlick

Re: Welbury Holgate and the Hare Hill Burial Mound

Post by Wendyf » 01 Mar 2016, 10:04

They were definitely there earlier Ian. They have disappeared from the gallery so I'll try reloading them.

User avatar
Wendyf
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 4625
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:26
Location: Lower Burnt Hill, looking out over Barlick

Re: Welbury Holgate and the Hare Hill Burial Mound

Post by Wendyf » 01 Mar 2016, 10:08

They are back in now. That has happened before a month or two back.

User avatar
PanBiker
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
Posts: 7019
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 13:07
Location: Barnoldswick - In the West Riding of Yorkshire, always was, always will be.

Re: Welbury Holgate and the Hare Hill Burial Mound

Post by PanBiker » 01 Mar 2016, 11:59

I could see they were supposed to be in the same album as your previous uploads. I have looked at the gallery settings but all seems to be as it should. :confused:
Ian

User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 40578
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: Welbury Holgate and the Hare Hill Burial Mound

Post by Stanley » 02 Mar 2016, 04:14

Wendy, nonsense! You are a very competent historian and a good observer. That's where we all start. We get better as we get older as the memory banks fill up. I reckon that any skills I have started when I started to get curious about all the things I was seeing through the windscreen of the wagon cab as I criss-crossed the country. I wanted to know who built the roads and bridges, then I found Smiles and Telford and I was hooked.
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!

User avatar
Wendyf
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 4625
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:26
Location: Lower Burnt Hill, looking out over Barlick

Re: Welbury Holgate and the Hare Hill Burial Mound

Post by Wendyf » 21 Jun 2016, 08:12

Keith Boughey is giving a talk about his work on the Hare Hill Burial Mound tonight for the Earby History Society. 7.30pm New Road Community Centre.

User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 40578
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: Welbury Holgate and the Hare Hill Burial Mound

Post by Stanley » 22 Jun 2016, 04:21

:grin:
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!

User avatar
Wendyf
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 4625
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:26
Location: Lower Burnt Hill, looking out over Barlick

Re: Welbury Holgate and the Hare Hill Burial Mound

Post by Wendyf » 22 Jun 2016, 08:10

It was an excellent talk and a fascinating subject, good turn out too!

User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 40578
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: Welbury Holgate and the Hare Hill Burial Mound

Post by Stanley » 23 Jun 2016, 03:53

:grin:
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!

Post Reply

Return to “Local History Topics”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users