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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 403
 Date Entered 19/12/2011
 Updated on 20/12/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burial Mounds and Cairns
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 01/01/2005
 Location Bainbridge, Semerwater Area, Semer Dale.
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid 
 Altitude Varies
 Geology Glacial trough formed by a tributary glacier to the Wensleydale ice, forming hanging valley basin with sediment infilled reduced lake
 Record Name Bainbridge. Semerdale.Prehistoric sites and finds in the vicinity of Semerwater.
 Record Description On grounds that the whole is greater than the sum of the individual parts this record is a photo montage of some of the sites and finds from the area centred on Semerwater. Each of the sites and finds shown below will be recorded seperately on this database, later. However in view of the fact that the ten or so burnt mounds around Semerwater are already being recorded, I thought that a photofile of Semerwater would provide a context for these sites.
 Image 1 ID 1774         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Semerwater and Addlebrough frm Countersett Crag.
 Image 2 ID 1776         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Cup marked kerb stones to the summit round cairn on Addlebrough, view towards head of Wensleydale.This cairn has been reduced by stone quarrying, cup marked rocks originally hidden in the body of the cairn.
 Image 3 ID 1777         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Round Cairn on Counterset Crag. Undisturbed and only recently recognised.
 Image 4 ID 1778         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Enclosure said to be a Middle Bronze Age Ring cairn on Scout Crag. I have doubts on this interpretation
 Image 5 ID 1779         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Semerwater from Counterset Crag.
 Image 6 ID 1780         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Lithic finds from Semerwater.
 Image 7 ID 1783         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Contemorary photograph of the Decorated MBA Spearhead and humanly modified animal bones from Semerwater lake Edge
 Image 8 ID 1782         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Neolithic arrowpoints from Semerwater Lake Edge, note peat water patination. These were found at two locations on the Lake Shore when the level of Semerwater was lowered.
 Image 9 ID 1781         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Two late neolithic transverse arrowheads from Semerwater Lake Edge.
 Image 10 ID 1773         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description Semerwater. Location of Burnt mounds, not all sites shown.
 Image 11 ID 233
 Image 11 Description Counterset Crag. Large burnt mound at spring rise.
 Image 12 ID 234
 Image 12 Description Counterset Crag. Large burnt mound at spring rise.
 Image 13 ID 240
 Image 13 Description High Force farm. Large burnt mound, one of two at spring rise south of High Force Farm.
 Image 14 ID 241
 Image 14 Description High Force farm. Large burnt mound, one of two at spring rise south of High Force Farm.
 Image 15 ID 242
 Image 15 Description High Force farm. Large burnt mound, one of two at spring rise south of High Force Farm.
 Image 16 ID 235
 Image 16 Description Wood End Lodge. Burnt mound at Upper Plantation Springs, one of three here, with Mr Robin Minnett.
 Image 17 ID 236
 Image 17 Description Wood End Lodge. Burnt mound at Upper Plantation Springs, one of three here
 Image 18 ID 237
 Image 18 Description Wood End Lodge. Burnt mound at Upper Plantation Springs, one of three here
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