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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***** 661
 Date Entered 10/12/2012
 Updated on 22/12/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Ring Cairns
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 01/01/2005
 Location Countersett. Bardale, below Scout Crag
 Civil Parish Bainbridge
 Brit. National Grid SD 878 864
 Altitude 520m
 Geology Drift covered slope below The Main Limestone
 Record Name Stone walled ring bank at Scout Crag above Semer Water
 Record Description Ring bank defined by a coursed limestone 'wall' interpreted as a ring cairn but in my view unlikely to be ancient. All prehistoric ring cairns are defined by low circular banks of stone dump ie 'cairn' construction, which may be revetted with slabs set on edge, but which are never built of coursed stone as this ring is. It is however possible that this ring work is a burial as there is a central cairn. It may indeed mark the site of a recent human interment, or possibly that of a favourite horse or sheep dog!
 Dimensions See photo
 Additional Notes This site at Scout Crag has views down Bardale to Semer Water which are very fine. A place fit for a princely burial site!
 Image 1 ID 3847         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The Scout Crag ring work
 Image 2 ID 3848         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Semerwater from Counterset Crag.
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