Simon Howe

Simon Howe is Simon Howe is the site of a prehistoric barrow and stone alignment on the North York Moors. The barrow is located on the highest point of a ridge that runs from Goathland in the north to Wilden Moor in the south. Simon Howe s The original barrow consisted of a central cairn surrounded by a circle of kerb stones. Over time, the cairn has been eroded away leaving the kerb stones and a bare platform, the stones from the cairn were used to construct a rough shelter and hiker’s cairn which was used as a beacon for walkers undertaking the Lyke Wake Walk. Simon Howe SRs English Heritage have recently funded work to protect the monument, the shelter was dismantled and rebuilt as a central cairn. The team also surveyed the monument and re-erected one of the fallen stones of the nearby stone alignment. An account of the restoration work and a copy of the survey can be found here

http://northernarchaeologicalassociates.co.uk/focus/b-nymoor2.htm

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