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Viewing website implies consent to set cookies on your computer. Full details Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group
Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 194
 Date Entered 17/05/2011
 Updated on 17/05/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Vernacular Record
 Record Type General HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 16/05/2011
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid 
 Altitude 220m
 Geology River terrace.
 Record Name Helwith Cottages.
 Record Description Remains of very substantial ruined cottages located on the edge of a river terrace between the confluence of Marske Beck (Shaw Beck) and Throstle Gill.
 Dimensions Not surveyed.
 Additional Notes These cottages occupy a very favourable location for settlement at the confluence of two streams. Earthworks in the form of terrace like features and an iron bloomery site nearby point to earlier human settlement here.
 Image 1 ID 663         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Helwith Cottages photographed from Throstle Gill.
 Image 2 ID 664         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Helwith Cottages, detail.
 Image 3 ID 665         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Settlement platform below wall and small iron bloomery mound in pasture west of Helwith Cottages.
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