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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 128
 Date Entered 18/02/2011
 Updated on 24/01/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burnt Mound
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Army Range
 Record Date 29/12/2008
 Location Bellerby CP. Bellerby Moor Ranges.Whipperdale Bank.
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid SE 08405 93377
 Altitude 310m
 Geology Calcareous tufa-forming spring line below Main Limestone.
 Record Name Bellerby Moor Ranges.Whipperdale Bank. Burnt mound Site 1. (1 of 6 burnt mounds in this vicinity).
 Record Description Medium sized crescentic burnt mound 7m*5m*.5m high located at doline like depression with calcareous, tufa forming springs. Much visible burnt stone. See �Introduction to Burnt Mounds� for the general characteristics, distribution, chronology and context of burnt mounds. This is the larger of three burnt mounds at this spring line.
 Dimensions 7m*5m*.5m high
 Additional Notes 1 of 6 burnt mounds in this general vicinity, two of which are close by. This area of Bellerby Ranges is of high archaeological and geomorphological interest being on the spring line of oncolite rich calcareos, tufa forming springs. This group of six burnt mounds should be discussed in context with the general distribution of the ninety or so burnt mounds recognised at high level springs around Wensleydale. See Laurie 1003,2004. The roads to the Preston Moor Lead and Coal mines pass across Whipperdale Bank, these are visible as a wide swath of braided trackways, visible as hollow ways on rising ground.
 Image 1 ID 294         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Burnt mound at Whipperdale Bank on the Bellerby Army Range.
 Image 2 ID 295         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Burnt mound at Whipperdale Bank on the Bellerby Army Range. Note floodwater marking the doline like depression in mid picture.
 Image 3 ID 296         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Oncolite rich stream below springs on Bellerby Moor Army Ranges.
 
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