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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 164
 Date Entered 24/03/2011
 Updated on 24/03/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Vernacular Record
 Record Type Miscellaneous
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 21/03/2011
 Location Great Punchard Gill
 Civil Parish Arkengarthdale
 Brit. National Grid NY 96040 04379
 Altitude 405m
 Geology Streamside at bridge / ford over strata below the Main Limestone
 Record Name Sheepfold / sheepwash at Great Punchard Gill
 Record Description Large and complex sheepfold at streamside location characteristic of sheepwash sites although no definite evidence for the existence of the dam associated with sheepwash sites was visible. Erosion could have removed a dam if a dam once existed here.
 Dimensions See photos
 Additional Notes The size of this sheepfold located at the most convenient ford (now a new bridge) over Great Punchard Gill indicates that it served a very large area of upland moorland.
 Image 1 ID 464         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Great Punchard sheepfold/washfold
 Image 2 ID 465         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 3 ID 466         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 4 ID 467         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 5 ID 468         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 6 ID 469         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 7 ID 470         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 8 ID 471         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 9 ID 472         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Great Punchard Sheepfold. Detail with reused carpentry.
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