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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 245
 Date Entered 03/07/2011
 Updated on 30/07/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burial Mounds and Cairns
 Record Type Archaeology
 Record Date 21/06/2008
 Location Wensleydale. Bainbridge CP. Carpley Green. Stony Raise Cairn
 Civil Parish Bainbridge
 Brit. National Grid SD 9505 8691
 Altitude 425m
 Geology Sandstone below Underset Limestone.
 Record Name Stony Raise Round Cairn
 Record Description Massive cairn known as Stony Raise- oval rather than circular with its axis 38m and 28m. Heavily robbed to build adjacent field walls.Located on the edge of a sandstone escarpment and crossed by a modern field wall. The diary of Charles Fothergill for 1805 records many hundreds of cartloads of stone removed from this cairn. Small stone built beehive chambers are recorded in the heavily disturbed mound early in the present century by W.T.Wylie.
 Dimensions 38m*28m
 Additional Notes This very large stone built cairn is the largest (presumed) burial cairn in the NE Pennines. Known burial cairns in this area are always built with surface stone, mounds with unsorted sand or gravel or of boulder clay must always be viewed as probably of glacial origine. The very extensive settlement remains on Greenber Edge immediately east of this cairn are of a later date. Stony raise may well be contemporary with the smaller cup marked round cairn on the summit of Addlebrough Hill and with the single entrance henge known as Castle Dikes which is just 2km to the east. The very numerous burnt mounds and lithic finds on Thornton Rust Moor attest to Late Neolithic and Bronze Age activity at the numerous calcareous springs which rise below limestone strata further east, below Greenber Eddge and on Stake fell (recorded seperately).
 Image 1 ID 885         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The approach to Stony Raise from the west. Cotton Grass (Eriophorum vaginatum) in flower.
 Image 2 ID 886         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Stony Raise from the south. Reeth Museum Friends Walk June 2008. View towards Addlebrough Hill.
 Image 3 ID 887         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Stony Raise from the south. Reeth Museum Friends Walk June 2008.
 Image 4 ID 903         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Stony Raise and adjacent medieval settlement complex.
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