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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***** 673
 Date Entered 10/01/2013
 Updated on 10/01/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burial Mounds and Cairns
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Private
 Record Date 01/01/2012
 Location Rokeby Park. Greta Bridge.Teesdale.
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid 
 Altitude 130
 Geology River terrace.
 Record Name Rokeby Park. Three aligned round barrow mounds as seen from the track to The Meeting of the Waters and Mortham Tower.
 Record Description These three mounds are all visible from the unsurfaced Right of Way track leading to the Meeting of the Waters and Mortham. The three mounds are recorded here as round barrows (probable burial mounds of uncertain but likely bronze age date) on grounds that they are identical to other round barrows located on river terraces and on bluffs which overlook the River Tees, see Young 1980 and other SWAAG Records. The mounds are low and entirely grass covered, the central mound only has young planted trees.Not included within the list of barrows as Young, R. 1980. 'An Inventory of Barrows in Co. Durham. Trans. Arch. and Archaeol. Soc. of Durham and Northumberland.1-16'. These three mounds are the fifth site record of a total of 12 similar round barrows located close to the Tees and the Tees tributaries.
 Dimensions Three similar mounds each around 15- 20m diameter.
 Additional Notes Not seen at close quarters. These low mounds within Rokeby Park are not necessarily of bronze age date, they could be roman since the existence of a Roman Shrine on the bank of the Tees immediately below the Meeting of the Waters and the proximity to the river crossing and the Roman Fort at Greta Bridge all point towards intensive Roman activity at this delectable locality, famous for the quality of the scenery of the two rivers, Tees and Greta.
 Image 1 ID 3936         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The eastern mound is to the right of the tree. Rokeby Hall in distance.
 Image 2 ID 3937         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The eastern mound, to the right of the large sycamore tree. Detail.
 Image 3 ID 3938         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description The central mound. Young trees have been planted on this mound.
 Image 4 ID 3939         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description All three mounds are just visible on this photo and appear to be aligned on the Meeting of the Waters. The eastern mound on the extreme left. the central mound is to the left but just to the right of Rokeby House and the western mound is just visible in front of the plantation.
 Image 5 ID 3940         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description The western mound is very low and can be discerned in the mid distance close to the plantation- closer to the main road which can also just be seen.
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