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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***** 660
 Date Entered 10/12/2012
 Updated on 10/12/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burnt Mound
 Record Type Archaeology
 SWAAG Site Whitaside
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 09/04/2006
 Location Whitaside Pasture
 Civil Parish Grinton
 Brit. National Grid SD 992 971
 Altitude 375m
 Geology Spring rise below sandstone strata above the Middle Limestone.
 Record Name Burnt mound, udisturbed with stone 'kerb' feature.
 Record Description This well preserved burnt mound of characteristic crescentic plan with central trough facing a spring rise could be classed as a Type Site for Pennine Burnt Mounds. The stone rear retaining kerb to the mound is unusual. Two unenclosed round houses and an associated field system (unsurveyed and to be recorded seperately) point to contemporary mid bronze age settlement close by. Later, early medieval shieling type occupation of this pasture is attested by the presence of a rectangular building with associated enclosures nearby, also unsurveyed.
 Dimensions 9m diameter and 1m high approximately
 Additional Notes First reported in Manby et al Eds. 2003. YAS Occ Paper No 3, 223-253
 Image 1 ID 3841         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The Whitaside burnt mound photgraphed in April 2006 when sheep numbers had not been reduced. All archaeological features are more difficult to see and photograph as herbage is growing rank after reduction in grazing.
 Image 2 ID 3842         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description 
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