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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 873
 Date Entered 08/04/2015
 Updated on 18/10/2015
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Coaxial Field Systems
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 05/04/2015
 Location East Bolton Moor. Moor Edge above Walker Wife Well (Spring).
 Civil Parish Castle Bolton with E and W Bol
 Brit. National Grid SE 0213 9335
 Altitude 450m
 Geology Glacial drift over chert strata above the Main Limestone.
 Record Name Moor Edge above Walker Wife Well. Fragmentary field system and possible unenclosed round house.
 Record Description The remains of a substantial stone banked field boundary are clearly visible where heather has recently been burned, on the Moor Edge at an elevation of 450m AOD above Walker Wife Well Spring. A possible round house can be detected on level moor just above this boundary. This ancient boundary is visible from the moor track traversing the southern edge of East Bolton Moor and can be traced further along the Moor Edge on the 450m contour at intervals but is obscured under the heather. This boundary appears to be the upper limit of a coaxial field system rising upslope from West Bolton Parks and may be associated with the Bronze Age cairnfield type settlement evidence in the Park, recorded separately.
 Dimensions Not yet surveyed
 Additional Notes Further work is required to understand the extent and associations of this very high field boundary.
 Image 1 ID 6192         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Field boundary on Moor Edge is only visible where heather burn allows.
 Image 2 ID 6193         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description View of the stone field bank on the Moor Edge westward from above Walker Wife Well Spring.
 Image 3 ID 6194         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Possible round house where a secondary field bank intersects with the main field bank on level moorland at 450m elevation and the presence of a circular structure here is indicated where the field bank shows slight curve.
 Image 4 ID 6195         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Very slight field banks rise upslope from Bolton West Park to intersect with the upper boundary.
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