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tumulus, Rayseat
locality:-   Rayseat
civil parish:-   Crosby Garrett (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   tumulus
coordinates:-   NY68390725
1Km square:-   NY6807
10Km square:-   NY60

evidence:-   old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions) 
source data:-   Book, 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.
image CAM2P162, button  goto source
Page 162:-  "..."
"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. ..."

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