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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 439
 Date Entered 26/01/2012
 Updated on 31/01/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Ring Cairns
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 06/08/2005
 Location Preston Scar. Scarth Nick.
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid Hidden
 Altitude 320m
 Geology Main Limestone. Remnant of quarried Scar.
 Record Name Ring Cairn at Scarth Nick.
 Record Description Ring cairn some 18m diameter overall, located at top edge of Limestone cliff. Wide views to south and west. Field banks also a remnant of a field system nearby. This is a classic example of a ring cairn, consisting of a 3m wide (approx) stone dump circular bank enclosing a clear area, and is undisturbed except for a shallow pit recently excavated at the centre. Unsurveyed.
 Additional Notes This Ring Cairn or Enclosed Cremation Cemetary could be regarded as a type site for the rather numerous ring cairns in Wensleydale and should be respected as one of the very few unexcavated and undisturbed example of a very significant class of Bronze Age Funerary Monument.
 Image 1 ID 2152         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The ring cairn, view southward to Penhill.
 Image 2 ID 2153         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The ring cairn
 Image 3 ID 2154         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description The ring cairn
 Image 4 ID 2155         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The ring cairn, view westward.
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