Crammed with history

The village of Crosby Ravensworth has evidence of human habitation dating back to prehistoric times. Remains included the White Hag stone circle. In the C19th a pair of La Tène Celtic spoons, dating from the Iron Age, were found in Crosby Ravensworth. They are now in the British Museum.

The remains of a moat surrounding Corsby Hall, a farm in the village, suggest a more violent past in this now peaceful valley. A monument at Black Dub commemorates the visit of Charles II of England in 1651 and the fell has one of several sites in England that is claimed to be Robin Hood’s grave.