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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 794
 Date Entered 30/03/2014
 Updated on 30/03/2014
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burnt Mound
 Record Type Archaeology
 SWAAG Site Name 
 Site Type 
 Site Name 
 Site Description 
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 01/04/2006
 Location Coverdale. Melmerby Moor. Springs below Brown Knots
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid SE 056 860
 Altitude 410m
 Geology Spring rise below Underset Limestone.
 Record Name Coverdale. Penhill South Slope. Very large burnt mound at Brown Knots Springs.
 Record Description Very large isolated* burnt mound, among the largest of these sites in Wensleydale. Further visit required to survey the vicinity of this site and to update the site photographs. *No other prehistoric sites located in the vicinity of this burnt mound except lithic finds below near The Mill Race and other widely spaced burnt mounds at and above 400m on the southern slopes of Penhill.
 Dimensions 18m*10m*2.5m high approx
 Geographical area 
 Scientific Name 
 Common / Notable Species 
 Tree and / or Stem Girth 
 Tree: Position / Form / Status 
 Tree Site ID 0
 Associated Site SWAAG ID 0
 Additional Notes This burnt mound is one of the largest of these sites in the NE Pennine Dales. The presence of a total of at least five burnt mounds (one site 500m west of Howden Lodge, see SWAAG 54, ne site at Slantgate Well, see SWAAG793 , and two sites some 1.5km to the east at Wraykeld Well, see SWAAG 55 , on the southern slopes of Penhill is of particular interest.
 Image 1 ID 5281         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description This very large heather covered burnt mound is prominent within brown marsh.
 Image 2 ID 5280         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 3 ID 5279         Click image to enlarge
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