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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 435
 Date Entered 24/01/2012
 Updated on 24/01/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Geological Record
 Record Type Geomorphology
 Site Access Army Range
 Record Date 15/01/2012
 Location Bellerby Moor
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid SE 084 934
 Altitude 300m
 Geology Depression between morainic hills with calcareous tufa forming springs. This depression, once a small tarn with open water, has been infilled by calcareous soil probably of loessic wind blown silt origine. Mole activity on these areas of loessic soil is intense, in contrast to the surrounding acidic moorland where earthworms and moles are entirely absent.
 Record Name Bellerby Moor.Infilled tarn between morainic hills with tufa springsand burnt mounds.
 Record Description This depression, once a small tarn with open water, has been infilled by calcareous soil probably of loessic wind blown silt origine. Mole activity on these areas of loessic soil is intense, in contrast to the surrounding acidic moorland where earthworms and moles are entirely absent. This tarn which is close to the western boundary of the Range and the road from Leyburn to Grinton is one of several similar depressions on and close to the footprint of the new Small Arms Range. The presence of two burnt mounds, see photos, here indicate that the this infilled tarn, possibly open water, was attractive to human activity during later prehistory.
 Image 1 ID 295         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Infilled tarn at Bellerby Moor with standing water after heavy rain.
 Image 2 ID 294         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Burnt mound above infilled tarn, tufa springs nearby.
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