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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 605
 Date Entered 09/09/2012
 Updated on 09/09/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 08/09/2012
 Location Scargill High Moor. Dovecote Hole (Shake Hole)
 Civil Parish Scargill
 Brit. National Grid NZ 00698 08742
 Altitude 466m
 Geology Swallow hole with visible pot hole at outcrop of the Main Limestone.
 Record Name The Dovecote Hole. Scargill High Moor.Rowan and associated flora.
 Record Description The Dovecote Hole is one of a linear group of a large and deep swallow holes marking the upper limit of the Main Limestone which is beneath a considerable depth of glacial till. An ancient twin stemmed Rowan is rooted in the limeestone. The vegetation at Dovecote Hole (inf. Mrs Linda Robinson) includes: wood-sorrel (Oxalis acetosella),heath dog violet (Viola canina), hard shield fern (Polistichum aculeatum), brittle bladder fern (Cystopteris fragilis), male fern (Dryopteris filix-mas). Whereas an ancient isolated rowan is the only tree here at present the vegetation includes woodland indicator plants characteristic of the woodland once present here.
 Dimensions See photgraphs
 Additional Notes Dovecote Hole may have received its name as the site of a pigeon house or dove cote. If this seems improbable, pigeons housed in coops at secluded locations on the open moor were used by Game Keepers to attract peregrines and other hawks presumably so that they could be more conveniently killed.
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