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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***** 645
 Date Entered 24/11/2012
 Updated on 24/11/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Geographical Record
 Record Type Northern Britain
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 23/11/2012
 Location Cotherstone Moor, Goldsborough Hill and Goldsborough Rigg.
 Civil Parish Cotherstone
 Brit. National Grid NY 955 177
 Altitude 383m
 Geology Isolated 'nunatak' like hill capped with thick current bedded sandstones and with an elongated attached eastern ridge of boulder clay (crag and tail). This hill may look as though it had diverted the Stainmore Glacier, however the presence of two Lake District erratic boulders on the summit show that the glacier had over topped Shackleborough.
 Record Name Landscape and prehistory on Goldsborough Hill, Cotherstone Moor.
 Record Description This is a small photographic introduction to Goldsborough Hill, which together with Shacklesborough Hill some 5km further west, are prominent and isolated sandstone capped hills, distinctivelandmark features with special geological and prehistoric interest within a fine Teesdale Pennine Landscape,at the wild northern edge of Stainmore.
 Dimensions See photographs.
 Additional Notes See captions to photographs. Individual features and archaeological sites on Goldsborough Hill, on Shacklesborough and at West Loups on the Battle Hill Ranges 2km to the east will be recorded severally and in more detail in further following SWAAG records.
 Image 1 ID 3722         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Goldsborough from the Pennine Way, Bowes Diversion.
 Image 2 ID 3723         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Goldsborough, the southern crags.
 Image 3 ID 3724         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Goldsborough. View westward towards Shacklesborough from the summit.
 Image 4 ID 3725         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description View eastward.
 Image 5 ID 3726         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description The ring cairn on the summit, part concealed by soft rush growth. There is a Bronze Age round barrow on Shacklesborough 5km further west.
 Image 6 ID 3727         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Goldsborough Rigg. Cup and ring marked rock.
 Image 7 ID 3728         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Fourtrack ruts leading straight across the cup and ring marked rock. Perhaps local farmers should be specifically notified of the existence and location of all cup and ring marked rocks.
 Image 8 ID 3729         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Goldsborough. Shap erratic boulder and quarried sandstone outcrop.
 Image 9 ID 3730         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description The Shap erratic boulder perched near an old quarry face on the summit. This very large granite boulder, glacially transported from the eastern edge of the Lake District provides evidence that the Stainmore Ice overtopped this sandstone hillock.
 Image 10 ID 3731         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description The Shap erratic boulder
 Image 11 ID 3732         Click image to enlarge
 Image 11 Description The Shap erratic boulder
 Image 12 ID 3733         Click image to enlarge
 Image 12 Description Small boulder of Lake District volcanic rock (Borrowdale Volcanic ash) glacially transported and deposited on the summit of Goldsborough by the Stainmore Ice stream.
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