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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 620
 Date Entered 19/10/2012
 Updated on 20/10/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burnt Mound
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Private
 Record Date 01/01/2005
 Location Askrig Pasture
 Civil Parish Askrigg
 Brit. National Grid SD 93518 92754
 Altitude 424m
 Geology Spring rise below the Underset Limestone.
 Record Name Askrig Pasture. Burnt Mound Site 1.
 Record Description This very large burnt mound, measures some 14m diameter and 1.5m high, is located on the steep west bank of an abandoned spring stream some 15om below the spring rise. It is entirely turf covered but the core of burnt stone is clearly visble at one or two small erosion patches. This site is especially interesting for the presence of a central circular platform which marks the position not only of the trough but also the probable position of a shelter or tentlike structure.
 Dimensions 14m diameter * 1.5m high
 Additional Notes First reported by Laurie T.C., 2004. 'Burnt Mounds in Wensleydale and Swaledale.' in R.F. White and P.R.Wilson Eds. Archaeology and Historic Landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales. For details of the landscape setting of this site, see photographs. This burnt mound is, at 424m elevation, the uppermost of an open group of four burnt mounds on Askrig Pasture, see also subsequent Database Records Nos 621,622 and 623.
 Image 1 ID 3476         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The burnt mound.
 Image 2 ID 3477         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 3 ID 3478         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 4 ID 3479         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 5 ID 3480         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 6 ID 3481         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Burnt stone core of mound visible in erosion patches.
 Image 7 ID 3482         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Burnt stone core of mound visible in erosion patches.
 Image 8 ID 3483         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Whitfield Scar, a Scar or cliff formed by the Underset Limestone, as seen from Askrig Pasture.
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