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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie F,S,A,

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 468
 Date Entered 27/02/2012
 Updated on 27/02/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burnt Mound
 Record Type Archaeology
 SWAAG Site Name 
 Site Type 
 Site Name 
 Site Description 
 Site Access Private
 Record Date 25/02/2011
 Location Crackpot Side
 Civil Parish Grinton
 Brit. National Grid SD 96124 96844
 Altitude 377m
 Geology Drift over Middle Limestone
 Record Name Burnt mound on Crackpot Side
 Record Description Medium burnt mound in steep sloping pasture at spring line with levelled platform 10m*9m overall. The mound is of the characteristic double hump form with central trough marked by rushes and levelled platform which would provide the stance for a timber framed shelter. Visible burnt stone core. Levelled platforms for structures are occasionally associated with burnt mounds on sloping ground.
 Dimensions 10m*9m*.5m high overall
 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 occupies a characteristic vantage location high above Swaledale. These sites are generally distributed at constant springs at 1-2km intervals all around the upper Swaledale Terraces.
 Image 1 ID 2329         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The burnt mound and view eastward down Swaledale
 Image 2 ID 2327         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The burnt mound with visible burnt stone core in erosion patches.
 Image 3 ID 2328         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Fire-cracked sandstone fragments typical of burnt mounds.
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