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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***** 793
 Date Entered 30/03/2014
 Updated on 30/03/2014
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burnt Mound
 Record Type Archaeology
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 Site Type 
 Site Name 
 Site Description 
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 01/01/2005
 Location Penhill South West Slope. Slantgate Well Springs
 Civil Parish Carlton Town
 Brit. National Grid SE 046 853
 Altitude 450m
 Geology Spring rise below the Main Limestone.
 Record Name Coverdale. Penhill South West Slope. Burnt mound at Slantgate Well.
 Record Description Large isolated* burnt mound. On eastern bank of small sike just below the spring line in open pasture. This burnt mound is prominent and can be seen from a distance. *No other prehistoric sites recorded in the vicinity except burnt mounds. This large burnt mound, one of at least five burnt mounds on the southern slopes of Penhill was first noted many years ago and needs updated survey to determine whether other evidence for contemporary Bronze Age activity exists in this vicintity.
 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 The only evidence for prehistoric settlement and other activity located to date on the south facing upper slopes of Penhill are the five burnt mounds, see SWAAG Record Nos 54,55 ) a few lithic finds near the Mill Race and a slight field system on open moorland at around 400m on Little Penhill.
 Image 1 ID 5277         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Slantgate Well Springs. View of the burnt mound and westward towards Coverhead.
 Image 2 ID 5275         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Slantgate, BM in mid distance, spring mound in foreground. SE046853
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