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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 124
 Date Entered 09/02/2011
 Updated on 09/02/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Ring Cairns
 Record Type Archaeology
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 Site Type 
 Site Name 
 Site Description 
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 01/01/2005
 Location Arkengarthdale. High Eskeleth. Low Moor.
 Civil Parish Arkengarthdale
 Brit. National Grid NY 99579 04534
 Altitude 395m
 Geology Sandstones and shales above Five yard Limestone
 Record Name High Eskeleth. Low Moor. Two adjacent ring banks and small round cairn.
 Record Description Two adjacent ring banks previously interpreted as ring cairns but now interpreted as round houses, the first visible as a prominent penannular stone dump ring bank approximately 10m diameter, check, in rough pasture with adjacent low round cairn). One of the ring banks is prominant but is visible only as apenannular ring having been quarried away for half the perimeter. The second ring bank structure is just discernable adjacent, see TCL Survey Plan.
 Dimensions See survey plan.
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 Tree and / or Stem Girth 
 Tree: Position / Form / Status 
 Tree Site ID 0
 Associated Site SWAAG ID 0
 Additional Notes This site was originally interpreted as a ring cairn. However these two slight ring banks present are now considered by the author more likely to be two successive adjacent round house enclosures. The adjacent round cairn may have been constructed from stones removed from the later of the two round houses, perhaps as a burial mound when the later house was abandoned, now visible as a penannular ring. These ring banks, if proved to be a settlement may be associated with the field system (recorded seperately and settlement of two round houses some 300m to the south and lower down the slope also recorded separately. The archaeological remains on Low Moor, Eskeleth have not yet been comprehensively surveyed and this should be regarded as a ptiority for SWAAG.
 Image 1 ID 278         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description High Eskeleth. Low Moor. Penannular ring bank and small cairn. Second ring bank left of photo.
 Image 2 ID 279         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description High Eskeleth. Low Moor. Penannular ring bank and small cairn with Andrew Fleming. 1990.
 Image 3 ID 280         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description High Eskeleth. Low Moor. Penannular ring bank and small cairn. Site plan, TCL1990.
 Image 4 ID 281         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description High Eskeleth. Low Moor. Penannular ring bank and small cairn.
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