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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 531
 Date Entered 21/05/2012
 Updated on 21/05/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Settlement
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 21/05/2012
 Location Great Rowleth Wood
 Civil Parish Melbecks
 Brit. National Grid SD 9638 9805
 Geology Talus slope below the Middle Limestone.
 Record Name Great Rowleth Wood. Platform Settlement, associated enclosures, trackway and coaxial field system.
 Record Description See TCL Plane Table Survey Plan, Part One: East Section, The Settlement and Part Two: West Section, The Two Conjoined Enclosures. Well preserved platform settlement with two conjoined stone banked enclosures all of Prehistoric Iron Age or Bronze Age Character with associated trackway leading upwards to the coaxial field system (unsurveyed) on Low Row Pasture. The extensive coaxial field system has not yet been susrveyed and this should be a suitable Future Project for SWAAG.
 Dimensions See Survey Plans
 Additional Notes The platforms at Great Rowleth are similar to those above Healaugh, one of which was excavated and dated to the late Iron Age/Roman Occupation.
 Image 1 ID 2933         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description TCL Plane Table Survey Plan 1:200 Part One: The Eastern Section. The Platform Settlement.
 Image 2 ID 2936         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description TCL Plane Table Survey Plan 1:200 Part Two: The Western Section. The conjoined enclosures.
 Image 3 ID 2937         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Great Rowleth Wood. Settlement at top right of the intake.
 Image 4 ID 2938         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Great Rowleth Wood. Settlement at top right of the intake.
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