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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***** 444
 Date Entered 31/01/2012
 Updated on 31/01/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Settlement
 Record Type Archaeology
 SWAAG Site Grinton Pastures
 Site Access Private
 Record Date 01/11/2011
 Location Low Whita
 Civil Parish Grinton
 Brit. National Grid SE 0050 9815
 Altitude 215m
 Record Name Low Whita. Settlement above Scabba Wath.
 Record Description Large enclosed curvilinear platform settlement with associated field system.
 Additional Notes Plane table surveys of settlement and field system by T.C. Laurie in 1990's by kind permission of Mr Clarkson of Low Whita Farm. This settlement is a substantial and very well preserved farmstead with arable fields located above a ford across the Swale and may date to the Late Iron Age or period of Roman Occupation. Large platform settlements like this are usually abandoned and reoccupied at different periods.
 Image 1 ID 2198         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Settlement above Scabba Wath from Morley Gate.
 Image 2 ID 2199         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The settlement platform.
 Image 3 ID 2200         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description The settlement and field system.
 Image 4 ID 2201         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The settlement and field system from Scabba Wath Bridge.
 Image 5 ID 2202         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Elm Pollard at rear scarp of settlement, now long dead, with Andrew Fleming, Oliver Rackham and EAL
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