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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***** 718
 Date Entered 22/04/2013
 Updated on 17/01/2014
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burnt Mound
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 01/01/2005
 Location Marrick Moor. Copperthwaite Allotment. Spring rise East of Raygill.
 Civil Parish Marrick
 Brit. National Grid NZ 0933 0248
 Altitude 340m
 Geology Richmond cherts.
 Record Name Burnt mound on Copperthwaite Allotment east of Raygill
 Record Description Very large burnt mound of characteristic crescentic form 12mx8mx1.5m high. Undisturbed but with visible burnt stone. At spring rise on open moorland today but on lightly wooded grassland in the Bronze Age. This large and isolated burnt mound should be considered in context with the small curvilinear stone banked enclosure which is situated just 70m upslope from the burnt mound. See SWAAG Record No 719 to follow.
 Dimensions 12m*8m*1.5m
 Additional Notes Together, the settlement enclosure and burnt mound provide evidence for seasonal transhumant occupation during the Bronze Age close to the spring line on Copperthwaite Allotment. The existence os several similar small settlement enclosures lower downslope and the group of four burnt mounds at Stelling Springs confirms extensive activity on Cpperthwaite Allotment predating but the forerunner to the coaxial field system. Reference: Laurie, T.C. Mahaffy, N. and White, R. 2011.
 Image 1 ID 4388         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The burnt mound east of Raygill.
 Image 2 ID 4391         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Location of the burnt mound and adjacent small settlement enclosure. Laurie et al 2011, Figure 6.17
 Image 3 ID 4389         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description The enclosure with overlying lead shaft mound.
 Image 4 ID 4390         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The enclosure with two hut circles.
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