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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 743
 Date Entered 01/08/2013
 Updated on 01/08/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Geographical Record
 Record Type General HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 28/07/2013
 Location Sleightholme Beck
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid 
 Geology Glacially enlarged stream valley with cliff exposures of the Main Chert Series and narrow stream gorge enlarged by meltwater through the Main Limestone.
 Record Name A walk by SWAAG Members along Sleghtholme Beck above The Trough to East Mellwaters Farm and return by Trough Heads.
 Record Description This is a photographic record, with minimal comment of a walk by SWAAG Members on a fine July Day along Sleghtholme Beck above The Trough to East Mellwaters Farm and return by Trough Heads. Please refer to previous SWAAG Database Records for the archaeological and geological sites seen during this walk.
 Dimensions See photos
 Additional Notes See photo captions.
 Image 1 ID 4606         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description SWAAG Members at The Trough, Sleightholme Beck. After lunch.
 Image 2 ID 4594         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Sleightholme Bog Scar. Faulted Namurian sandstones, mudstones and shales are well exposed in this cliff.
 Image 3 ID 4595         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description John in full geological flight.
 Image 4 ID 4599         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The footbridge taking the Pennine Way across Sleightholme Beck.
 Image 5 ID 4596         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Remains of a barn beside the Pennine Way.
 Image 6 ID 4598         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Glacially enlarged ravine of Sleghtholme Beck. The line of this stream is controlled by the fault seen in Bog Scar.
 Image 7 ID 4600         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Aspens,Rowans, Downy Birch and Sallows on a small cliff.
 Image 8 ID 4601         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description The Trough with Sleightholme Beck in spate.
 Image 9 ID 4602         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Lunch by the limestone ravine or gorge. I forget which it is, where is my notebook?
 Image 10 ID 4604         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description The river in spate.
 Image 11 ID 4607
 Image 11 Description The way down to East Mellwaters.
 Image 12 ID 4608
 Image 12 Description John explains the relationship between the light refraction through the Calcite Crystal and the development of the compound eye of the trilobite.
 Image 13 ID 4609
 Image 13 Description John explains to an incredulous but rapt audience that the human skeleton is descended from the ability of a trilobite to evolve an external shell by covering its tiny pink defenceless body with one of the most unexpected substances, whose name I care not to mention.
 Image 14 ID 4612
 Image 14 Description At last, here they are!
 Image 15 ID 4611
 Image 15 Description The last of the Trilobites, very small and just the tripartite tail sections survive.
 Image 16 ID 4613
 Image 16 Description View upstream to the Trough
 Image 17 ID 4614
 Image 17 Description Lime trees
 Image 18 ID 4615
 Image 18 Description Native enclosed round house settlement at East Mellwaters. The 3m wide enclosing bank quarried out for the construction of an overlying sheepfold.
 Image 19 ID 4616
 Image 19 Description The curviliniear stone bank encloses three round houses and several ancillary huts.
 Image 20 ID 4617
 Image 20 Description The largest round house is flanked by two smaller round houses, see survey report and plan. Durham Archaeological Journal, 1. 1984 pp35-39.
 Image 21 ID 4621
 Image 21 Description Ab Enclosed Settlement near East Mellwaters Farm, Bowed, Co Durham. Durham Arch. Journal Volume 1. 1984 pp35-39
 Image 22 ID 4622
 Image 22 Description 
 Image 23 ID 4620
 Image 23 Description Survey Plan
 Image 24 ID 4623
 Image 24 Description 
 Image 25 ID 4624
 Image 25 Description 
 Image 26 ID 4625
 Image 26 Description 
 Image 27 ID 4626
 Image 27 Description 
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