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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***** 710
 Date Entered 29/03/2013
 Updated on 29/03/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Photographic Record
 Record Type Archaeology
 SWAAG Site Harkerside Pastures
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 14/03/2013
 Location Harkerside Pastures
 Civil Parish Grinton
 Brit. National Grid SD 0365 9830
 Altitude 230m
 Geology Drift over Five Yard and Middle Limestone Strata.
 Record Name Harkerside Pastures seen at snow melt.
 Record Description This Record of the Harkerside Pastures under melting snow conditions is based on two cropped images from a photograph of a greater area hich was taken on 14th March 2013 by Edward Parker, Photographer and Author of 'Photographing Trees'. The first of these images is centred on the early settlement on the eastern side of the western of the two linear earthworks, at Dyke House Close. The second image is a cropped and further slight enlargement of the Dyke House Close area of the same photograph. Careful examination of these images will reveal a great deal of the detail of the complexity of the palimpsest of archaeological features within the Harkerside Pastures, including, at the lower right of the photographs, a second settlement core with rectangular structures, located in the lower pastures to the west of the western dike, at Whitbecks - SD03509853. The measured survey plans of both settlements are also attached to assist with the interpretation of the photographs. For a detailed description of these settlements, see the Swaledale Ancient Land Boundaries Project Interim Reports for 1992 (No 9) and 1993 (No 10). The photographs also show embanked and lynchetted field boundaries of different periods and of great interest,several rectangular structures scattered across the pastures which are best interpreted as of medieval date and representing the Medieval Settlement of Hercay.
 Dimensions See photograph
 Additional Notes This photograph illustrates the advantages provided in photographs taken of earthwork features under optimum conditions of low winter sun and melting snow. It is suggested that SWAAG Members take advantage of the conditions afforded to them for landscape photography, when the current snows finally thaw.
 Image 1 ID 4313         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Harkerside Pastures photographed by Edward Parker. Settlements at Dyke House Close and Whitbecks seen under snow melt conditions together with field systems and scattered rectangular building bases within the Pastures.
 Image 2 ID 4312         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Harkerside Pastures photographed by Edward Parker. Settlement at Dyke House Close slighted by the western of the two linear earthworks.
 Image 3 ID 4314         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Survey Plan. Settlement at Dyke House Close slighted by linear earthwork. Fleming and Laurie: Swaledale Land Boundaries Project Interim Report No 10, 1992.
 Image 4 ID 4315         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Survey Plan. Settlement at Whitbecks. Fleming and Laurie: Swaledale Land Boundaries Project Interim Report No 10, 1992.
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