A lowland barrow on Five Hills Lane just north of Middleton Tyas. The barrow is located below the brow of a hill in a small plantation of trees. There are views good views to the east across the Tees Valley to the Cleveland Escarpment.
Copper was mined at Middleton Tyas in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth centuries with the deposits being described as being some of the highest grade ore in Europe. Given the amount of prehistoric activity in this area, from the Neolithic period onwards, it makes me wonder whether our ancestors were also aware of these deposits and any traces of their activities were obliterated by later workings. There is definitely evidence of metal working at the nearby Iron Age royal site of Stanwick.