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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 853
 Date Entered 13/03/2015
 Updated on 05/04/2015
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Ring Cairns
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Location Carperby Moor. Little Wegber NE Slope Springs.
 Civil Parish Carperby Cum Thoresby
 Brit. National Grid SD 99500 92103
 Altitude 397m
 Geology Valley slope glacial drift over strata below The Main Limestone
 Record Name Carperby Moor.Ring cairn or round house enclosure below Greenhaw Hut.
 Record Description Boulder revetted hill slope oval enclosure 16m* 11m overall with no visible entrance, trackway or other nearby structure indicating that this isolated feature was a round house. This isolated enclosure is located on the lower slopes at the head of the steep sided glaciated valley below Greenhow Hut, not named on the OS map, which is drained by a small stream which falls into Locker Tarn. In the first instance this feature is provisionally interpreted as a ring cairn. However as this enclosure is well sited as a dwelling just above the floor of the valley, the possibility that this is an isolated hut circle cannot be ruled out.
 Dimensions 16m*11m overall
 Additional Notes This ring bank was recognised after the survey which resulted in the publication of the Map showing Prehistoric sites on Carperby Moor, within Bolton East and West parks and above Redmire( see: Researching the Prehistory of Wensleydale, Swaledale and Teesdale, pp223-253 and Figure 61, in T.G. Manby et al. Eds. 'The Archaeology of Yorkshire: an assessment at the beginning of the 21st century.'Yorks. Arch. Soc. Occasional Paper No 3.
 Image 1 ID 6129         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description View to the ring bank, on slope centre right, from the North
 Image 2 ID 6130         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The stone revetted ring work from the North.
 Image 3 ID 6131         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description View over the site southward over the Vale of Mowbray. North York Moors just visible in distance.
 Image 4 ID 6132         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The site is at the head of this shallow valley below GreenHaw Hut.
 Image 5 ID 6133         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Green Haw Hut from the edge of Carperby Moor.
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