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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 237
 Date Entered 23/06/2011
 Updated on 21/12/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Settlement
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 06/11/2006
 Location Cragdale, Shaw Side
 Civil Parish Bainbridge
 Brit. National Grid SD 9200 8440
 Altitude 370m
 Geology Drift over Underset Limestone.
 Record Name Bainbridge, Cragdale, Shaw Side and above High lane. Unenclosed settlements and field system.
 Record Description Undated,enclosed platform settlements near the Sheep Fold on the southern bank of Shaw Gate Gill together with a stone banked field system which may be contemporary with the settlements near the sheepfold. These field banks extends upslope from Shaw Gate Beck to the line of the roman road across the Stake Pass and also across High Lane at around 420m elevation.The settlements below High Lane on Shaw Side were surveyed by Roger Martlew, see Site Information Panel. This field system may also extend further upslope to reach the enclosures associated with an extensive series of enclosures and hut platforms which extend for at least 600m along the outcrop of fell sandstone at 460m. This Upper Settlement complex has not yet been surveyed to my knowledge.
 Dimensions See aerial photos
 Additional Notes The proximity of these settlements to the line of the roman road from Bainbridge to Ilkley is of interest. The agger and ditches of the roman road are very well preserved where the roman road crosses the open hillside above Sikey Gill, south of Shaw Gate.
 Image 1 ID 3864         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Google Image of settlement complex on Shaw Side
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