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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 1004
 Date Entered 29/06/2017
 Updated on 27/11/2018
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Geological Record
 Record Type Geomorphology
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 Site Type 
 Site Name 
 Site Description 
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 23/06/2017
 Location Deepdale Beck upstream from the confluence with the River Tees.
 Civil Parish Gilmonby
 Brit. National Grid Hidden
 Altitude 159m
 Geology Rock strewn stream bed with many erratic boulders of Shap Granite, Borrowdale Volcanics and some Brockram from the Vale of Eden. This great slab of concrete made with water rolled cobbles has now been identified as the remnant of a weir designed to divert water into a leat providing water to the jute mill at Barnard Castle (Information Les and Sue knight).
 Record Name Deepdale Beck. Remnant of a weir diverting water to the hemp mill(s) at Barnard Catle
 Record Description Very large erratic slab of concrete deeply embedded on end in the bed of Deepdale Beck. A smaller slab of the same concrete is located in the north bank of the Beck a few metres upstream. Three layers of water rounded cobbles can be recognised in the end section of this slab.
 Dimensions 5m*1.6m visible depth unknown.
 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 Shap Granites and Borrowdale Volcanic Greenstone boulders are frequent in the bed of Deepdale Beck for a limited distance upstream of the confluence with the River Tees. Small slabs of Permo-Triassic Brockram rock are present but rare.
 Image 1 ID 7392         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Remnant of the Weir.
 Image 2 ID 7393         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description 
 Image 3 ID 7394         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description .
 Image 4 ID 7395         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 5 ID 7396         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Very small erratic slab of Brockram Rock.
 Image 6 ID 7397         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Very small erratic slab of Brockram Rock.
 Image 7 ID 7399         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Shap erratic boulder. One of many similar erratic boulders in Deepdale Beck.
 Image 8 ID 7400         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description The second remnant of the weir embedded in the north bank of Deepdale Beck a few metres upstream.
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