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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***** 871
 Date Entered 28/03/2015
 Updated on 03/04/2015
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Ring Cairns
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 05/03/2015
 Location Bolton West Park. Beldon Beck. East side.
 Civil Parish Castle Bolton with E and W Bol
 Brit. National Grid SE 00806 92112
 Altitude 328m
 Geology Glacial till over limestone.
 Record Name Ring cairn on east side of Beldon Beck. West Bolton Park.
 Record Description Ring cairn defined by a continuous, low, circular 1.5m wide turf covered stone bank. No visible entrance. Approximately 12.5m diameter overall. Probably reduced by quarrying for stone. Indications of a central cairn. This ring cairn is RC1 on the published Location Map (Laurie, 2003. Figure 61: Carperby Moor, Prehistoric Sites).
 Dimensions Approximately 12.5 m diameter overall.
 Additional Notes The siting of this slight ring bank at a vantage view point,the absence of any visible entrance and the small central cairn feature is characteristic of a ring cairn. In contrast, a second stone ring bank of similar dimensions which is situated at the base of a fairly steep slope some 100m to the NE. This ring bank has an entrance in the SE quadrant and is best interpreted as a small round house associated with the field system on Bolton West Park to be recorded as a later SWAAG Record.
 Image 1 ID 6157         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Beldon Beck Ring Cairn view westward.
 Image 2 ID 6158         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Beldon Beck Ring Cairn view northward.
 Image 3 ID 6159         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Beldon Beck Ring Cairn view eastward
 Image 4 ID 6160         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Beldon Beck Ring Cairn view southward
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