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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 600
 Date Entered 01/09/2012
 Updated on 01/09/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Settlement
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 01/01/2005
 Location Grinton Pastures east of Plaintree Farm
 Civil Parish Grinton
 Brit. National Grid SE 030 983
 Altitude 250m
 Geology Glacial drift over Middle Limestone
 Record Name The Grinton Pastures. Multi period settlement east of Plaintree Farm
 Record Description See Swaledale Ancient land Boundaries Project Survey Plan attached. Complex settlement on the same contour as the medieval settlement of Hercay comprising many small paddock like enclosures with associated rectilinear and curvilinear house platforms denoting settlement occupation across many centuries, from the period of Roman occupation to the medieval period.
 Dimensions 250m in length from west to east *100m deep from south to north, see plan.
 Additional Notes See Fleming, A.1998 Fig.9.6 and text for further description of this complex settlement.
 Image 1 ID 3278         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Plaintree Farm Settlements. SWALB Survey.
 Image 2 ID 3279         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Plaintree Farm Settlements. Detail of part of the settlement in permanent pasture east of Plaintree Farm.
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