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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 279
 Date Entered 27/09/2011
 Updated on 27/09/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burial Mounds and Cairns
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Private
 Record Date 14/12/2007
 Location Langthwaite. In pasture on west side of road opposite Car Park
 Civil Parish Arkengarthdale
 Brit. National Grid NZ 0047 0236
 Altitude 265m
 Geology Fluvio-glacial river terrace.
 Record Name Round barrow mound at Langthwaite
 Record Description Low circular mound approximately 8m diameter in pasture on west side of road opposite the Langthwaite YDNP Car Park. Undisturbed when first recognised and photographed in December 2007 (See photos)but since these photos were taken, the mound has been slighted by a new vehicle track.
 Dimensions 8m diameter, estimated.
 Additional Notes This regular circular mound is a probable burial mound or barrow. One of a number of round barrows in Swaledale located on terraces close to the river. There are indications that an early field system is present in the pastures west of Langthwaite,( to be recorded seperately). Undisturbed round barrows are rare and this should be considered a candidate for scheduled protection. An increasing number of monuments of Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age character are being recognised in Arkengarthdale. This may provide evidence for the use of a trackwaay through Arkengarthdaleand over Stainmore from the Vale of Mowbray and York, from the the south and east to the Vale of Eden and the north and west. Upper Swaledale and Wensleydale are not strategic routeways over the Pennines, as has been suggested.
 Image 1 ID 1041         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Langthwaite. Round barrow. Photographed on 14 December 2007 when undisturbed by new track.
 Image 2 ID 1042         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Langthwaite. Round barrow. Photographed on 14 December 2007 when undisturbed by new track.
 Image 3 ID 1043         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Langthwaite. Round barrow. Photographed on 14 December 2007 when undisturbed by new track.
 Image 4 ID 1044         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Langthwaite. Round barrow. Photographed on 14 December 2007 when undisturbed by new track.
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