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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 742
 Date Entered 24/07/2013
 Updated on 27/07/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burnt Mound
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Location Whitrow Farm
 Civil Parish Burton cum Walden
 Brit. National Grid SE 01821 88581
 Altitude 1164ft
 Geology Glacial till over 3yard limestone. Bank of stream.
 Record Name Walden. Whitrow Farm. Three burnt mounds Sites 1-3 and round house settlement below Dove Scar
 Record Description Site 1 is a very large burnt mound on west bank of stream. This site is the central of a group of three burnt mounds recorded on the Dale Pastures above Whitrow Farm. Sites 2 and 3 are each large burnt mounds at springs further upslope, at SE 01823 88581,380m elevation and at SE01821 88581, 380m elevation respectively. These three burnt mounds and the round house settlement below Dove Scar are ,together with the round house settlement recently recorded below Crag Rea above Walden Head on the SWAAG Database,good examples of Later Prehistoric seasonal, pastoral settlement at springs on the Pennine Fringe.
 Dimensions 15m*10m*1.2m high (Site 1) other sites slightly smaller.
 Additional Notes Hut circle and enclosures below Dove Scar some 400m to the west of Site 2.
 Image 1 ID 4585         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Walden. Whitrow Farm Burnt Mound Site 1. One of three burnt mounds in the pastures above Whitrow Farm
 Image 2 ID 4586         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Walden. Whitrow Farm Burnt Mound Site 1 as viewed from the north towards West Burton. Lowest and central of open group of three burnt mounds in the pastures above Whitrow Farm.
 Image 3 ID 4587         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Walden. Whitrow Farm Burnt Mound Site 2. Northern of three burnt mounds in the pastures above Whitrow Farm.
 Image 4 ID 4588         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Walden. Whitrow Farm 3. Southern of the three burnt mounds at separate spring streams above Whitrow Farm
 Image 5 ID 4589         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Walden. Dove Scar. Round house settlement on kame terrace below Dove Scar. This settlement extends southward beyond the Dry Stone wall which crosses the terrace.
 Image 6 ID 4590         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Walden. Dove Scar. Round house settlement on kame terrace below Dove Scar. This settlement extends southward beyond the Dry Stone wall which crosses the terrace.
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