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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 223
 Date Entered 11/06/2011
 Updated on 11/06/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Settlement
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 01/01/2005
 Location Clapgate
 Civil Parish Marske
 Brit. National Grid NZ 1165 0260
 Altitude 265m
 Geology Talus below Richmond Cherts.
 Record Name Round house settlement and enclosures below Clapgate Scar.
 Record Description Group of large stone founded round houses with sunken floors together with associated stone banked stock enclosures on kame terrace below Clapgate Scar.
 Dimensions Not surveyed.
 Additional Notes This settlement is characteristic of the many similar round house or hut circle settlements which can be seen on the high terraces below limestone scars throughout the Pennines. This settlement is undated and could date from any date between the Bronze Age to the native Roman Period. These settlements and stock enclosures were most likely the summer dwellings of small family transhumant pastoralists who may have visited and revisited their ancestral grazing lands each summer from June to September.
 Image 1 ID 775         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Settlement below Clapgate Scar. Note and settlement and lynchetted field system opposite
 Image 2 ID 776         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Round house settlement below Clapgate Scar.
 Image 3 ID 777         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Enclosures below Clapgate Scar
 Image 4 ID 778         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The settlement, view through Clapgate towards Low Feldom.
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