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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 983
 Date Entered 17/03/2017
 Updated on 17/03/2017
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Settlement
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Private
 Record Date 17/03/2017
 Location Low Whita
 Civil Parish Grinton
 Brit. National Grid SE 005 982
 Altitude 215m
 Geology Drift
 Record Name Curvilinear stone walled enclosed settlement and associated field system in pasture south of Scabba Wath Bridge.
 Record Description This large ovoid enclosed platform settlement is of Late Iron Age character but was almost certainly re-occupied during subsequent periods. The site is north facing but, as they say the grass grows best on the money side of Swaledale. Note the very substantial stone banks (originally long lived hedgerow banks) which define the associated field system. The field system boundaries extend upslope through the relict woodland of Horse pasture Wood. All in all, this is one of the largest and most attractive of the very many settlement sites in Swaledale. For further details of this settlement, see also SWAAG Database Record No 444.
 Dimensions See photograph
 Additional Notes This tele photograph was taken several years ago under good light conditions from high on the northern slopes of Swaledale. The survey plans show two circular and one rectangular building within the enclosure. It is probable that other rectangular buildings are located in the vicinity of the enclosure. The very substantial stone banked field boundaries indicate that field system was clearly long lived.
 Image 1 ID 7237         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Settlement at Scabba Wath. Tele photo view from the North.
 Image 2 ID 7236         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Settlement and field system, Scabba Wath. Plane Table Survey Plan. 1:500 scale
 Image 3 ID 7235         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Settlement at Scabba Wath. Plane Table Survey Plan. 1:1000 scale
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