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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***** 513
 Date Entered 04/05/2012
 Updated on 07/05/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burial Mounds and Cairns
 Record Type Northern Britain
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 29/04/2012
 Location Cumbria. Askham CP.Moor Divock.
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid NY 489 224
 Altitude 760ft
 Geology Drift over Carboniferous Limestone.
 Record Name SWAAG in Eden. Part Five. Burial mounds on Moor Divock.
 Record Description This record is a photographic record the recent visit by SWAAG Members to Moor Divock where there are very many burial mounds of various dimensions, all are probably of Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date. These burial monuments are associated with small stone rows, standing stone, ring cairns and three recently recognised burnt mounds. The more prominent of these mounds have been excavated generally during the 19C when recording was poor or non existent. At least two of the burial mounds contain recognisable stone cists, long emptied of their contents. The whole area is Scheduled as of significant archaeological landscape importance.
 Dimensions Various, see photos.
 Additional Notes Perhaps the most interesting of all the burial monuments on Moor Divock is the small Cairn Circle at NY associated with a stone alignment, possibly a processional way terminating on the Cop Stone.See Photographs. This small cairn circle was excavated with finds which included (To follow).
 Image 1 ID 2787         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description SWAAG members at the White Cairn discussing visible cist long empty.
 Image 2 ID 2789         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Moor Divock , located above Ullswater is at the centre of a ring of hills with wide views.
 Image 3 ID 2786         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Round barrow with Shirley.
 Image 4 ID 2791         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Round cairn with three upright stones.
 Image 5 ID 2792         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description The White Cairn. Ric ponders on the long dead.
 Image 6 ID 2793         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description 
 Image 7 ID 2794         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description 
 Image 8 ID 2795         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Small cairn, undisturbed, one of many such cairns.
 Image 9 ID 2784         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description The cairn circle with alignment which terminates on the Cop Stone.
 Image 10 ID 2796         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description Pair of standing stones on the alignment, remnant of an avenue from the Cop Stone to the Cairn Circle, perhaps.
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