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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 747
 Date Entered 21/08/2013
 Updated on 21/08/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Geological Record
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 17/08/2013
 Location Nine |Standards Rigg. Rollinson Head.
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid NY 82736 05784
 Altitude 643m
 Geology Blanket peat 2-5m deep over Namurian sandstones (Pickerstone Edge Grit).
 Record Name Juniper scrub at base of 2-4m deep peat in sike at southern end of Nine Standards Rigg.
 Record Description Sike at southern end of Nine Standards Rigg. Massed remains of Juniper Scrub at base of 2-4m deep peat with stunted birch at higher levels in the peat face.
 Dimensions See photgraphs
 Additional Notes This identification of juniper with stunted birch below deep blanket peat at 643m Elevation which is at the limit of streams feeding Whitsundale Beck below Nine Standards Rigg, together with similar juniper remains with birch well above 600m elevation in Lodge Hags at Uldale Gill Haggs points to the existence during the early post glacial period of widespread juniper scrub on the highest ground on the Swale-Eden Interfluve. The remains of Scots Pine with birch are present below blanket peat at lower elevations on Birkdale Common.
 Image 1 ID 4657         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Deep blanket peat with remains of juniper at the base and with stunted birch at two further upper levels.
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