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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***** 88
 Date Entered 12/01/2011
 Updated on 24/12/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burnt Mound
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Location Sealey Spring
 Civil Parish Scargill
 Brit. National Grid NZ 008 109
 Altitude  350m
 Geology Spring rise below Main Limestone series.
 Record Name Scargill Moor. Sealey Spring. Burnt Mound at spring rise.
 Record Description At spring rise.This site is at avantage point which overlooks the wide, shallow valley of Thwaite Beck which today is rarely visited and the haunt of greylag geese. This burnt mound is one of five burnt mounds located on Scargill Moor. A number of rock art sites are located on the higher ground overlooking Thwaite Beck. Reference: Laurie, T.C.2003.Researching the Prehistory of Wensleydale, Swaledale and Teesdale. In T.G.Manby, Patrick Ottaway and Stephen Moorhouse, eds. The Archaeology of Yorkshire, Yorkshire Archaeological Society Occasional Paper No 3, pp 223-253.
 Dimensions Medium, average*
 Additional Notes *Indicative Dimensions of the burnt mounds: Size: Small <6m, Medium 6m-9m, Large 10m-15m, Extra large >15m. Height: Low <0.5m, Average 0.5-1.0m, High >1.0m. This burnt mound is located at a vantage point at the head of a wide shallow valley, the haunt of wild geese today and of beaver perhaps in previous time, ideal hunting ground during prehistory. Three further burnt mounds located 500m SE of Spanham Farm, also at spring rises at the head of a shallow valley and a further very large burnt mound recently discovered east of the plantation below Spanham Farm.
 Image 1 ID 204         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Scargill Moor. Burnt mound at Sealey Spring.
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