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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***** 658
 Date Entered 09/12/2012
 Updated on 09/12/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree/Shrub Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Location Arkengarthdale. Casle Farm
 Civil Parish Reeth
 Brit. National Grid NZ 02884 00805
 Altitude 228m
 Geology Drift over Middle Limestone
 Record Name Castle Farm. Relict Hegerow landscapes. Ancient layered ash tree.
 Record Description This fine ash tree, some 26'0'' (8.0m) girth, was a laid tree within a managed hedgerow and already old when the dry stone walls which define the present day field boundaries around Castle Farm were built.
 Dimensions 26'0'' or 8.0m girth
 Geographical area Swaledale North Bank Catchment
 Species Ash
 Additional Notes This tree is one of the fine specimen trees of the Swaledale Landscape to be drawn by Mrs Jocelyn Campbell. It is imperative that good photographic records are made of the mature ash trees in the Swaledale Landscape which are now under dire threat from the pathogen introduced to Britain rently.
 Image 1 ID 3836         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Layered ash tree,with Jocelyn.
 Image 2 ID 3837         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The Castle Farm Laid Ash. Jocelyn's drawing.
 Image 3 ID 3838         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description The Castle Farm laid Ash, once within a managed hedgerow.
 Image 4 ID 3835         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The Castle Farm laid Ash, once within a managed hedgerow. Careful observation will reveal the presence of othre relict hedgerow trees, earlier field banks and lynchetted boundaries which denote earlier, medieval or romano british settlements here.
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