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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 594
 Date Entered 22/08/2012
 Updated on 01/09/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Settlement
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 01/01/2005
 Location Whitbecks
 Civil Parish Grinton
 Brit. National Grid SE 035 985
 Altitude 190m
 Geology Till over Simonstone Limestone
 Record Name Rectangular enclosed stone built settlement and associated field system east of the Marl Pit at Whitbecks, Grinton Pastures.
 Record Description See Swaledale Ancient Land Boundaries Project Survey Plan as SWALB Tenth Interim Report Figure 2 attached. This settlement is located on the spring line in permanent,north facing pasture just above the Swale flood plain. This was a substantial farmstead and is one of the largest of the many settlements situated within the Grinton Pastures.The nature of the remains indicate that this site was of multi period occupation which could extend from Late Iron Age/Roman occupation to the Medieval Period. This site comprises a rectangular enclosure (ABCD on the survey) which is probably late prehistoric in date. A hollow way runs along the eastern perimeter. A series of house platforms, eg x and y on plan and small enclosures are visible within the enclosure.
 Dimensions See plan.
 Additional Notes This site can be seen from the footpath which crosses the site and from below, from Low Lane, from where the two photos were taken.
 Image 1 ID 3254         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The settlement as SWALB Survey, SWALB Interim Rpt No 10 Figure 2(1993 Season).
 Image 2 ID 3252         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The settlement as seen from Low Lane.
 Image 3 ID 3253         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description The settlement as seen from Low Lane. Note the small mound in the foreground, this is one of two cairns in the pasture close to Low Lane here, which may be burial mounds.
 Image 4 ID 3258         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description High level photograph of Grinton Pastures
 Image 5 ID 3259         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 6 ID 3260         Click image to enlarge
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