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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 490
 Date Entered 07/04/2012
 Updated on 08/04/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Enclosure
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 26/02/2012
 Location Muker Side
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid SD 9067 9725
 Altitude 380m
 Geology Springrise below sandstone outcrop over Middle Limestone series shales.
 Record Name Muker Side.Remains of substantial circular stone walled enclosure surrounding spring rise with alders.
 Record Description Remains of possible ring cairn or circular enclosure which has been severelly damaged by quarrying for dry stone field walls and by adaption (more than one adaption) to form sheep stells. This enclosure is constructed around a spring rise guarded by an ancient alder. The existence of a small round barrow (See SWAAG 466) some 150m to the north may add weight to the interpretation of this enclosure as a damaged ring cairn. However the fact that the ancient enclosure is faced and not stone dump mitigates against this. There is an old record of an embanked stone circle or ring cairn in this vicinity (Audrey Burl,19XX. Thom and Thom 19XX, ?reference and date)although the coordinates given by Burl/Thom do not match and an error is possible.
 Image 1 ID 2581         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The enclosure and alders from Lane
 Image 2 ID 2582         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The enclosure and alder at springrise.
 Image 3 ID 2583         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description The sheep stell and alder
 Image 4 ID 2584         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The ancient alder detail
 Image 5 ID 2585         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description The sheep stell and alder, from north.
 Image 6 ID 2586         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description The Middle Limestone at outcrop 400m to the east.
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