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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 920
 Date Entered 07/03/2016
 Updated on 01/08/2016
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Earthworks
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 04/03/2016
 Location Brownsey Moor Top above Brunt Hill
 Civil Parish Melbecks
 Brit. National Grid SD 977 993
 Altitude 490m
 Geology Pennine Plateau. Richmond Cherts over The Main Limestone
 Record Name Isolated field boundary at 490m elevation on Brownsey Moor Top above Brunts Hill
 Record Description Isolated boundary bank on Brownsey Moor Edge at 490m elevation. This substantial boundary bank of stone dump construction is identical in appearance to the prehistoric Iron Age coaxial field boundaries recorded on Reeth Low Moor, Marrick Moor , Skelton Moor, Grinton Moor and on Harkerside Moor during the Swaledale Ancient Land Boundaries Project (Fleming and Laurie 1985-1994). However this boundary is of different design and purpose and may well be of a very different date. The uppermost length of boundary bank only is recorded here where it rises from the steep scarp edge immediately above Staney Gill Hole to cross Brownsey Moor End and then descend down over Brunt Hill to cross the moorland below down to Featham Pasture.
 Dimensions See photographs
 Additional Notes This record is a preliminary photographic note of this interesting boundary which is currently being recorded within a reconnaissance of the Historic Landscapes on Melbecks Moor.
 Image 1 ID 6708         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Telephoto of the boundary from Brownsey Moor with view down through Swaledale
 Image 2 ID 6709         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 3 ID 6710         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description The boundary sis well seen where exposed by recent heather burning.
 Image 4 ID 6711         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 5 ID 6712         Click image to enlarge
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