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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 394
 Date Entered 10/12/2011
 Updated on 10/12/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Settlement
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Army Range
 Record Date 01/01/2005
 Location Ellerton Moor. Spur above and to the west of Juniper Gill
 Civil Parish Ellerton Abbey
 Brit. National Grid SE 073 960
 Altitude 365m
 Geology Strata above the Main Limestone.
 Record Name ELL05 Ellerton Moor. Bronze Age Cairnfield Settlement and Field System above Juniper Gill
 Record Description See Figure 1 and cairns at B on Figure 3 Coaxial field system with scattered cairns (20 recorded to date) averaging 4m diameter in area of thick heather on upper slope of the spur west of Juniper Gill. The field banks are difficult to see in thick heather and have not been fully recorded on Figure 3. NOTE! ARMY RANGE DANGER AREA! This site is on an active Army Firing Range. Access is NOT ALLOWED without express written permission from the Army Range Authorities. (SE 073 960 centre)
 Dimensions See Location Plan, Figure 4
 Additional Notes This cairnfield occupies the high elevation valley spur location so characteristic of these enigmatic Bronze Age settlements. See the separate texts in my Introduction to ‘Cairnfields’ and ‘Coaxial Field Systems’ for the chronology and characteristics of these complex sites. The cairnfield and coaxial field system should be considered integral to the Ring Cairn and Unenclosed Settlement at the head of Juniper Gill, ELL06, 07.
 Image 1 ID 1650         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Three aligned cairns above Juniper Rig.
 Image 2 ID 1651         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Field boundary visible after heather burning.
 Image 3 ID 1645         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Location Plan and preliminary survey. Cairnfield and field system at Juniper Gill.
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