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Viewing website implies consent to set cookies on your computer. Full details Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group
Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 298
 Date Entered 02/11/2011
 Updated on 03/02/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree/Shrub Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 SWAAG Site Name 
 Site Type 
 Site Name 
 Site Description 
 Site Access 
 Location Lartington CP. Deepdale. From Crag Bridge to Nab Bridge. Upper Cliff with Aspen
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid NY 9973 1538
 Altitude 250m
 Geology Namurian strata comprising: limestones, shales, coal and mudstones below the Top Crag Limestone. Reference: Geological Survey of Great Britain. ‘Geology of the country around Barnard Castle’. HMSO 1976.
 Record Name Deepdale Beck below Crag Bridge. Ancient Holly in Aspen dominated relict woodland.
 Record Description Ancient Holly in the Upper of two small woods (Upper and Lower Aspen Woods), each with aspen. Aspen is present as a componant of species rich woodland in the Upper Wood and is the dominant tree in the Lower Wood. Elsewhere the banks northern bank of the Beck is sheep grazed and isolated trees and copses indicate that woodland similar to that described above, was once much more extensive here.
 Dimensions See photos
 Geographical area Stainmore
 Species Holly
 Scientific Name Ilex aquifolium
 Common / Notable Species 
 Tree and / or Stem Girth 
 Tree: Position / Form / Status 
 Tree Site ID 179
 Associated Site SWAAG ID 0
 Additional Notes Ancient large multistemmed hollies are fairly widespread thoughout the Northern Dales and are the survivors from the period when holly branches were shredded and fed to stock as a supplement to their winter diet.
 Image 1 ID 593         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Deepdale Beck. Ancient holly at top edge of cliff wood with aspen, alder, blackthorn and hazel etc.
 Image 2 ID 592         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description 
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