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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 671
 Date Entered 10/01/2013
 Updated on 10/01/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burial Mounds and Cairns
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Private
 Record Date 01/01/2013
 Location Teesdale. High Conniscliffe, Low Carlbury Farm.
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid NZ 3534 4922
 Altitude 42m
 Geology Drift over Magnesian Limestone.
 Record Name Smother Law or Carlbury. A Bronze Age round barrow on the North bank of the River Tees.
 Record Description Round barrow, located on rising ground on the north side of the River Tees just 1KM NE of the two round barrows in Cliffe Park close to piercebridge, see also SWAAG Records 670 and 669. Visible as a turf covered mound 42m diameter diameter and 3m high (Young 1980). See photos. Reference:Young, R. 1980. An Inventory of Barrows in Co. Durham. Trans. Arch. and Archaeol. Soc. of Durham and Northumberland.1-16. Dimensions 28m diameter and 1.5m high Additional Notes This is the third of at least 12 round barrows located close to the River Tees close to and up-river from Piercebridge. Several of these barrows are cup marked.
 Dimensions 42m diameter and 3m high
 Additional Notes Local tradition affirms that an army (of 'Carles' perhaps) is buried here. (Young 1980).
 Image 1 ID 3928         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Carlbury or Smother Law photographed from the road at Carlbury Crossing
 Image 2 ID 3930         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Carlbury or Smother Law now in ploughed field. Detail.
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