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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 231
 Date Entered 21/06/2011
 Updated on 21/06/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burnt Mound
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 20/11/2011
 Location Wensleydale, Bishopdale, Dale Head
 Civil Parish Bishopdale
 Brit. National Grid SD 95599 80996
 Altitude 386m
 Geology Spring Flush. Drift over shales.
 Record Name Two adjacent burnt mounds below Dale Head Scar. The Lower Site.
 Record Description This very large burnt mound is one of the largest of all the more than 150 burnt mound sites recognised during recent fieldwork in the NE Pennine Dales. The extremities of the mound are obscured below vegetation and can only be seen by careful examination of the photographs. However the mound measures 18m*12m * 3m high (max.downslope height). The highly compacted fractured burnt sandstone core of this mound is visible where the overlying turf has been eroded. The nearest burnt mounds are above Newbiggin, at Mill Beck Springs some 8km to the NE.
 Dimensions  18m*12m*3m high max.
 Additional Notes For a gazetteer and description of burnt mounds in the NE Pennine Dales, see Laurie 2003, 2004 Publications Section.
 Image 1 ID 833         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The lower of two adjacent burnt mounds at Dale Head.
 Image 2 ID 834         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The lower of two adjacent burnt mounds at Dale Head.
 Image 3 ID 835         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description The lower of two adjacent burnt mounds at Dale Head.
 Image 4 ID 836         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description This site is one of the largest burnt mouns recognised to date in the NE Pennine Dales.
 Image 5 ID 837         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description View from the lower site towards the upper site.
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