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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***** 974
 Date Entered 31/01/2017
 Updated on 31/01/2017
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burnt Mound
 Record Type Archaeology
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 Site Type 
 Site Name 
 Site Description 
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Location Holgate How, South Slope above Hollin Wood
 Civil Parish New Forest
 Brit. National Grid NZ 0646 0450
 Altitude 375m
 Record Name Holgate How, South Slope. Burnt mound and associated settlement evidence
 Record Description An undisturbed and characteristic burnt mound of medium size located on open moorland just below the spring rise of a small stream close to the walled pastures below West House.
 Dimensions 8m*5m *1m overall estimated
 Geographical area 
 Scientific Name 
 Common / Notable Species 
 Tree and / or Stem Girth 
 Tree: Position / Form / Status 
 Tree Site ID 0
 Associated Site SWAAG ID 0
 Additional Notes This burnt mound completes the small settlement complex previously recorded on SWAAG Database Record Nos 256 and 425. This small complex of Early to Middle Bronze Age Character comprises an as yet unsurveyed unenclosed round house settlement and associated field system located partly within the pastures above Holgate Farm and partly on open moorland above Hollin Wood, several rock art sites and the fine round barrow on the summit of Holgate How.
 Image 1 ID 7153         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Burnt mound below Holgate How close to West House Pastures.
 Image 2 ID 7154         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Burnt mound below Holgate How close to West House Pastures.
 Image 3 ID 7155         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Holgate and Holgate How viewed from the south
 Image 4 ID 7156         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Cup and ring marked rock below Holgate How
 Image 5 ID 7157         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Detail of the decorated surface
 Image 6 ID 7158         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Visit to view the rock art and other sites at Holgate by fiends of the Swaledale Museum
 Image 7 ID 7159         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Early photograph of the first cup and ring marked rock to be recognised at this location. This rock is now almost invisible under longer grass following reduction in grazing.
 Image 8 ID 7160         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Cup marked rock. A number of large rocks on the south slope of Holgate How are cup marked. Most of the rocks have been quarried or partly quarried away
 Image 9 ID 7161         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Cup marked rock.
 Image 10 ID 7165         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description Some lithic finds of Mesolithic and Neolithic character from the Swale-Tees Greta interfluve.
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