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Viewing website implies consent to set cookies on your computer. Full details Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group
Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 650
 Date Entered 05/12/2012
 Updated on 05/12/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 05/12/2012
 Location Whitcliffe Scar
 Civil Parish Richmond
 Brit. National Grid NZ 030 020
 Altitude 290m
 Geology Sheer cliffs or Scars formed by Richmond cherts above the Main Limestone.
 Record Name Limestone ashwood with many yews on Whitcliffe Scar east of Deepdale, a panorama of views.
 Record Description This is a continuous photographic record of the whole length of Whitcliffe Scar for a distance of 1.5km eastward from Deepdale. The photographs were taken *10 under very good sunlight from the A6108 road on the 5th December 2012. The purpose of this series of photographs is to allow an appreciation of the wealth of mature cliff yews within species-rich limestone ashwood across the whole length of Whitcliffe Scars. These photographs should allow the health of this woodland to be monitored from time to time.
 Dimensions 1.5km eastward from NZ030020
 Geographical area Lower Swaledale
 Species Yew with Limestone Ashwood Community.
 Common / Notable Species Ash, yew, wych elm,large-leaved lime,beech, gean, rowan, spindle (rare)
 Additional Notes The mature elms which once grew on the settlement below Willance's Leap were lost to Dutch Elm disease. The small population of Large -leaved lime trees on these limestone cliffs is at the western and northern location for this species in Europe. (Donald Pigott,2012. 'Lime-trees and Basswoods. A Biological Monograph of the genus Tilia.' Fig.8.30.)
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