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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 155
 Date Entered 13/03/2011
 Updated on 13/03/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burnt Mound
 Record Type Archaeology
 SWAAG Site Name 
 Site Type 
 Site Name 
 Site Description 
 Site Access Private
 Location  Nanny Miller Springs- In pasture north of Rubbing House above Clapgate Plantation.
 Civil Parish Marske
 Brit. National Grid NZ 10781 01940
 Altitude 253m
 Geology Spring rise below Richmond Chert strata
 Record Name Nanny Miller Springs. Burnt Mound Site 1
 Record Description In pasture 300m NE of Rubbing House. Very large burnt mound. Roughly circular 11m diameter, the centre of the mound has recently been quarried away for hardcore. The burnt stone and charcoal/earth material of the mound is clearly visible. See photos. One orthostat survives and a vertical slab may be a surviving trough. Two further burnt mounds, one large and one very small (Sites 2 and 3, MSK32 and 33) are located a few metres higher up at the same spring rise.
 Dimensions 11m diameter* 1m High approx (part quarried)
 Geographical area 
 Scientific Name 
 Common / Notable Species 
 Tree and / or Stem Girth 
 Tree: Position / Form / Status 
 Tree Site ID 0
 Associated Site SWAAG ID 0
 Additional Notes This burnt mound is a characteristic burnt mound type site. Site 1 is the lowest of three sites located in open pasture at a constant named spring and at an elevated viewpoint location. Unusually, Nanny Miller Spring rises above the Main Limestone which outcrops in Clapgate Spring Wood. This quarried burnt mound site offers an opportunity obtain charcoal for C14 dating and to clean up and reveal the hearth and trough features which are usually concealed. First noticed on Google Maps- see images attached. The Google image clearly shows this mound before the quarry disturbance.
 Image 2 ID 428         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description 
 Image 3 ID 429         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description 
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