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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 139
 Date Entered 22/02/2011
 Updated on 22/02/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burnt Mound
 Record Type Archaeology
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 Site Type 
 Site Name 
 Site Description 
 Site Access 
 Record Date 01/01/2005
 Location Wensleydale. West Burton CP. Pasture below Ashby Gill.
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid SE 02990 86795
 Altitude 360m
 Geology Shales below Main Limestone.
 Record Name Burnt Mound below Ashby Gill. Site 2.
 Record Description This medium size burnt mound is located on the bank of the same diverted watercourse (sike) in pasture immediately below Ashby Gill as Ashby Gill Sites 1 and 3. A coaxial field system (unsurveyed) which extends from Stoneywood Plain to Hudson's Quarry aligned at right angles to the slope across these pastures. Small stone banked curvilinear enclosures denote the existence of settlements nearby.
 Dimensions 8m*6m*.5m
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 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 the central of three burnt mounds on this small stream line. Only the uppermost part of the mound is visible above the present ground surface. Consequently, the overall size of this site may be much larger than the above dimensions indicate. A linear group of no less than eleven burnt mounds have been recognised on the line of the intermittent watercourse which rises at an elevation of 500m AOD some 300m NE of the large settlement on Burton Moor and the springs which rise below Mortham Scar Wood,at 220m AOD.
 Image 1 ID 339         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description West Burton CP. Ashby Gill Pasture. Burnt Mound Site 2, view towards Ashby Gill and Site 1, Site 3 is 200m further down the same diverted stream.
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