The last time I posted about Panther Orchard Farm we were talking about some rock piles associated with a brook. Not far from the brook were a couple of rock-on-rocks.
Eventually we would come to an old pasture enclosed by a stone wall. But on one side of the pasture was a curious, oblong pile. Here's a look at it from inside the enclosed pasture:Since it is in a pasture I normally would be inclined to think of it as a field-clearing pile. But it has such a distinctive form and lacks the scatter of a field-clearing pile. Here's a view of it from outside the pasture looking in:Probably the most remarkable aspect to this oblong pile beside it's shape, form, and size is how the stone wall of the pasture was built over it. Here's a look at the oblong pile as it continues outside the wall of the pasture:From this I think we can safely conclude that the oblong cairn pre-dates the pasture. Also considering its proximity to the Miner Farm as well as all the other features found on this property, I think there might be something more to this pile than a gathering of rocks cleared from a field.
Much more to come from this property!