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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie F,S,A,

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 113
 Date Entered 27/01/2011
 Updated on 25/01/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Settlement
 Record Type Archaeology
 Record Date 01/01/2011
 Location Settlement south of Gun Ing Lane
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid SD 9162 9764
 Altitude 240m
 Geology River terrace
 Record Name Large Romano British scooped settlement near Muker. Site found and recorded by Tim Laurie.Record
 Record Description Large scooped settlement roughly rectangular on plan enclosed on three sides, the fourth and lower edge being the top of the first terrace above the River Swale flood plain. The upper or southern edge is in the form of a steep scarp slope which may originally have been revetted as there are indications of stone walling here. Both east and western sides are also defined by grass covered banks which may once have been walls. Several large round houses can be discerned within the settlement and stone banks indicate that the interior of this site was further subdivided into yards. An entrance seems to have been formed at the SE corner and a hollow way leads down to the Swale flood plain from the centre of the northern side. This settlement was evidently a substantial farmstead and is very well preserved despite the fact that the pasture in which it is situated has been ploughed and all contours, banks and angles are softened and rounded.
 Additional Notes This settlement is one of several similar substantial farmstead settlements in Swaledale and although there are no pottery finds to give a clue to the date of occupation, the author has assigned a Native roman age to this site as most probable. Unsurveyed and unrecorded.
 Image 1 ID 183         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Stlmt south of Gun Ing lane from east
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 Image 2 Description Stlmt south of Gun Ing lane. SE entrance.
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 Image 3 Description Stlmt south of Gun Ing lane. Rear scarp.
 Image 4 ID 186         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Stlmt south of Gun Ing lane from south-east
 Image 5 ID 187         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Stlmt south of Gun Ing lane. Northern edge and river terrace from east
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 Image 6 Description Stlmt south of Gun Ing lane. Viewed from West
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