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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 98
 Date Entered 12/01/2011
 Updated on 03/11/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burnt Mound
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Not known
 Record Date 01/01/2005
 Location Upper Teesdale. Beside small sike on floodplain, south of the River Tees. Below Cronkley Scar.
 Civil Parish Forest and Frith
 Brit. National Grid NY 8426 2968
 Altitude  380m
 Geology On gravel floodplain some 250m south of the River Tees.
 Record Name Burnt Mound surveyed by Tim Laurie
 Record Description Close to the Tees but not on the river bank itself . This site is large and located on the bank of an abandoned spring stream. This site is a penannular bank of fire cracked stone with a flat circular interior. One orthostat indicates a structure within the penannular bank. The most westerly burnt mound located in Teesdale to date. Non diagnostic lithic finds reported by The Late Dennis Coggins from erosion patch by at base of the River Bank. Reference: Laurie, T.C. 2003. �Researching the Prehistory of Wensleydale, Swaledale and Teesdale�. Gazetteer of Burnt Mound Sites. In: T.G. Manby, Patrick Ottaway and Stephen Moorhouse. Eds. �The Archaeology of Yorkshire. An assessment at the end of the 21st century�. pp223-253
 Dimensions Large, high
 Additional Notes Dimensions. Size: Small <6m, Medium 6m-9m, Large 10m-15m, Extra large >15m. Height: Low <0.5m, Average 0.5-1.0m, High >1.0m. Revisited 01.11.2012, see photos. Erosion surfaces caused since previous visit show the highly compacted burnt stone core of the mound, previously not visible.
 Image 1 ID 3589         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The burnt mound view westward. Cronkley Scar in background.
 Image 2 ID 3590         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description View towards Widdibank Farm 1km upstream.
 Image 3 ID 3591         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 4 ID 3592         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Burnt stone core of the mound revealed by recent erosion.
 Image 5 ID 3593         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 6 ID 3594         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Circular area at centre of the mound, trough and possible timber framed shelter.
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