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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 663
 Date Entered 22/12/2012
 Updated on 23/12/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Geological Record
 Record Type Geological HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 16/12/2012
 Location Cotherstone Moor. East side of Crawlaw Gill.
 Civil Parish Cotherstone
 Brit. National Grid NY 9347 1653
 Altitude 400m
 Geology Glacial erratic weathered gritstone earthfast boulder.
 Record Name Cotherstone Moor. The Crawlaw Stone - a glacial erratic (and non-anthropogenic archaeological site perhaps)
 Record Description The Crawlaw Stone is a large (for the area) and prominent earthfast glacial erratic gritstone boulder which is heavily fluted following millenia of natural weathering processes. This boulder, a landmark sufficiently distinctive to have a local name and to be named on the 1:25000 OS Map, Sheet OL31,is located midway between the two distinctive rocky 'nunatak-like' hillocks, Goldsborough 2.3km to the east and Shacklesborough 2.7km to the west. Both of these two hillocks have Early Bronze Age funary monuments on their summits, a ring cairn on Goldsborough Hill (See Swaag Record No ) and a large but low round cairnn on Shacklesborough. In addition, Goldsborough is the focus of several rock art sites, (See Beckensall and Laurie 1998 and Swaag Record . The Crawlaw Stone is such a distinctive and prominent Rock within an area of known Early Bronze Age ritual activity, that it is not unreasonable to suppose that it may have been the subject of the unknown ritual activities associated with similar rocks decorated in the cup and ring tradition. That is to say, that it is a non anthropological archaeological site.
 Dimensions See photographs.
 Additional Notes This distinctive rock is a landmark within one of the most distinctive of all Pennine Landscapes. The Pennine Way, the section between Clova Lodge and Gods Bridge- a section usually described as one of the more tedious moorland trudges, crosses Cotherstone Moor some 600m to the east.
 Image 1 ID 3866         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The Crawlaw Stone. Shacklesborough in the far distance, as usually seen.
 Image 2 ID 3867         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 3 ID 3868         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 4 ID 3869         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 5 ID 3870         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 6 ID 3871         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Shacklesborough from Slateshill Gill, *10 lens magnification.
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