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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 670
 Date Entered 05/01/2013
 Updated on 05/01/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burial Mounds and Cairns
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 09/12/2010
 Location Piercebridge. Cliffe Park.
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid NZ 210 153
 Altitude 80m
 Geology Drift over Permian Magnesian Limestone.
 Record Name Piercebridge. Cliff Park. Round Barrow Site B with cup marked stone.
 Record Description Round barrow,150m NE of Round barrow Site A, visible as a turf covered mound 28m diameter and 1.5m high. Disturbed by antiquarian digging which has revealed a river cobble core to the mound including a small cobble with at least two good and one possible cup marks, see photos. A single planted mature oak tree grows on the mound. This round barrow is located very close to the hollow way which leads south from the bridge across the R. Tees and from the Roman Fort. The large round barrow known as Smother Law (Carlbury) is visible, on high ground north of the Tees approximately 1km to the North East. 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 second of at least 12 records of round barrows located close to the River Tees upstream from Piercebridge. Several of these barrows are cup marked.
 Image 1 ID 3920         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Piercebridge, Cliffe Park. Round barrow Site B seen from the hollow way leading south from Piercebridge.
 Image 2 ID 3923         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Piercebridge, Cliffe Park. Round barrow Site B seen from the hollow way leading south from Piercebridge.
 Image 3 ID 3917         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description 
 Image 4 ID 3918         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description 
 Image 5 ID 3919         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 6 ID 3921         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Cup marked stone revealed by earlier disturbance, by curious antequarians, of the mound
 Image 7 ID 3922         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Cup marked river cobble.
 Image 8 ID 3925         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description View to Site A from Site B Piercebridge 045
 Image 9 ID 3926         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description View to Site B from Site A Piercebridge 045
 Image 10 ID 3927         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description The Hollow Way.
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