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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 502
 Date Entered 18/04/2012
 Updated on 18/04/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Settlement
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Not known
 Record Date 17/04/2012
 Location Richmond. Round How
 Civil Parish Richmond
 Brit. National Grid NZ 1577 0077
 Altitude 116m
 Geology Abandoned pre-glacial channel of the River Swale
 Record Name Cultivation terraces, ancient hedgerows and house platform in the Round How, Richmond.
 Record Description Three cultivation strip fields marked by distinct lynchets and ancient hedgerows at the base of the steep western slope of the abandoned riverbed channel of the Swale. A well defined levelled platform (see Image No 2 ) at the southern end of these strip fields may mark the location of a dwelling associated with the fields. These culivation terraces are unusual in that ancient species rich hedgerows grow on the edge of the terraces. These hedgerows are comprised of ancient hazel, holly, ash, wych elm, elders, blackthorn, hawthorn,crab apple (or domesticated apple), blackberry. The Round How is an iconic location at Richmond and the presence of this small farmstead and its overgrown fields which may prove to date back to the medieval period has probably not been noticed by the many walkers who pass by every day.
 Dimensions See photos
 Additional Notes The remains of an ancient apple tree can be seen at NZ15766 00766 in one of the hedgerows. This extra-ordinary ancient tree has fragmented with two main stems, one with two fallen branches, which have grown horizontally for a great length after having fallen. This appletree may have grown from a medieval apple pip!
 Image 1 ID 2684         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description One of the strip fields and two hedgerows.
 Image 2 ID 2685         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Hazel hedgerow and view towards the house platform
 Image 3 ID 2690         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Remains of an ancient apple tree in one of the hedgerows. This extra-ordinary ancient tree with two fallen limbs which have grown horizontally for a great length after having fallen, may have grown from a medieval apple pip!
 Image 4 ID 2696         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Remains of apple tree.
 Image 5 ID 2697         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Remains of apple tree.
 Image 6 ID 2691         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Strip fields and hedgerows.
 Image 7 ID 2692         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 8 ID 2693         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 9 ID 2694         Click image to enlarge
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