Eamont Bridge and Arthur’s Round Table

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  1. Heeley- says:

    Mayburgh henge

    Just down and across the road is Mayburgh henge, now most of the stones are missing but there is an impressive, the entrance to the site faces Arthur’s round table.Maybe they were part of a bigger monument once.

  2. Ian Topham says:

    Re: Eamont Bridge
    Rude Stone Monuments In All Countries, Their Age And Uses (1872) By James Fergusson (1808-1886)

    Arthur’s Round Table. It consists, or consisted, of a vallum of oartli, as near as can be made out, 300 feet from crest to crest; but about one-third of the circle being cut away to form a road, it is not easy to speak with certainty. Inside the rampart is a broad berm, then a ditch, and in the centre a plateau about 170 feet in diameter, slightly raised in the centre. No stone is visible on the surface, though the rampart when broken into shows that it is principally composed of them. There is now only one entrance through the rampart and across the ditch, but as both entrances existed in Pennant’s time (1772), and are figured in his plan of the monument, I have not hesitated to restore the second accordingly. The distance between Mayborough and King Arthur’s Round Table is about 110 yards, and at about the same distance from the last-named monument, a third circle existed in Pennant’s time. It seems, however, to have been in his day at least only a circular ditch, and has now entirely disappeared.