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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 667
 Date Entered 01/01/2013
 Updated on 11/03/2014
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 SWAAG Site Name Scargill Moor. Stone Close Gill and Thwaite Beck.
 Site Type Main Site
 Site Name Scargill Moor. Stone Close Gill and Thwaite Beck.
 Site Description Alder rich woodland within Stone Close Gill together with the ancient alder trees on the banks of Thwaite Beck at intervals further upstream within the pastures.
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 26/12/2012
 Location Teesdale. Scargill. Stone Close Gill.
 Civil Parish Scargill
 Brit. National Grid NZ 030 108
 Altitude 280m
 Geology Stream cut ravine through glacial till.
 Record Name Relict alderwood on the banks of Thwaite Beck within Stone Close Gill . Part One: within Stone Close pastures.
 Record Description This record (Part One of two records, see also Record No ) provides a photographic record of the alder rich woodland within Stone Close Gill and on the banks of Thwaite Beck within the uppermost pastures of Stone Close Farm. Whereas alders are the dominant native trees within Stone House Gill, occasional stunted ash trees, ancient holly and hazel coppice survive on the steep sides of the Gill. Highly picturesque wind blown Scots Pine and Larch trees planted many years ago line the top edge of the Gill and the Gill has been recently replanted.
 Dimensions See photos
 Geographical area Stainmore
 Species Alder, Holly
 Scientific Name Alnus glutinosa, Ilex aquifolium.
 Additional Notes For a record of the ancient alder trees which line both banks of Thwaite Beck at intervals further upstream on the open moorland, on Scargill Moor, see Record No .
 Image 1 ID 5183         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Old wind blown scots pine enhance the view westward at the top edge of Stone Close Gill.
 Image 2 ID 5185         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Ancient coppiced holly trees at the top edge of the Gill.
 Image 3 ID 5186         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Ancient coppiced holly trees at the top edge of the Gill.
 Image 4 ID 5188         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Detail at the base of the largest holly coppice.
 Image 5 ID 5182         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description View westward from the top of the Gill.
 Image 6 ID 5187         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Alder coppice on the side of the gill higher up.
 Image 7 ID 5191         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Planted scots pine, native birch and holly.
 Image 8 ID 5189         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Alders by Thwaite Beck in the lower part of the Gill.
 Image 9 ID 5190         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Ancient alder coppice with seedling holly by the beck. Lower Gill.
 Image 10 ID 5192         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description The largest of the coppiced holly trees, with alder coppice.
 Image 11 ID 5195
 Image 11 Description Alder coppice on the banks of Thwaite Beck
 Image 12 ID 5196
 Image 12 Description Alder and holly coppice on the banks of the Gill.
 Image 13 ID 5197
 Image 13 Description Alders on the beck in the pastures.
 Image 14 ID 5198
 Image 14 Description Alders on the beck in the pastures.
 Image 15 ID 5199
 Image 15 Description Alders on the beck in the pastures.
 Image 16 ID 5200
 Image 16 Description Alders on Thwaite Beck where it leaves Scargill Moor at the limit of the enclosed pastures above Stone Close Farm.
 Image 17 ID 5201
 Image 17 Description 
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