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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 83
 Date Entered 12/01/2011
 Updated on 22/08/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burnt Mound
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Army Range
 Location WHASHTON C.P. Sturdy Springs, four burnt mound sites.
 Civil Parish Whashton
 Brit. National Grid NZ 135 052
 Altitude 258m
 Geology Braided Springs and small streams rising below the outcrop of the Underset Limestone on the Feldom Fault.
 Record Name WHASHTON C.P. Sturdy Springs, four burnt mound sites. One site excavated and radiocarbion dated, one site radiocarbon dated.
 Record Description On the army range. One isolated site and three sites on banks of same spring stream, the two uppermost are close together on the west bank of the spring, the lower site is 100m down stream, in front of the grenade range. The first of these sites to be discovered was by by Paul Brown. Middle site, very large 15m * 12m and <2m high. #Site 1, middle site NZ 1351 0519 Large, high. #Site 2, upper site NZ 1350 0516 Large, average. #Site 3, lower site NZ 1348 0527 Large, average. Excavated by The University of Durham. Indicative 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.
 Dimensions #Site 1, middle site NZ 1351 0519 Large, high.
 Additional Notes Sturdy Springs, burnt mound radiocarbon dates: Site 1. lowest site. excavated. Radiocarbon dated from charcoal in fill to trough to 1430-1260BC Site 3. Top site, unexcavated. Radiocarbon dated from hazel chacoal collected from side of rabbit burrow to 2400-2140BC
 Image 1 ID 171         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description OS Map of the area
 Image 3 ID 206         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Sturdy Springs Burnt Mound Site 1 under excavation
 Image 4 ID 207         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Sturdy Springs Burnt Mound Site 1 under excavation
 Image 5 ID 208         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Sturdy Springs Burnt Mound Site 1 under excavation
 Image 6 ID 209         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Sturdy Springs Burnt Mound Site 1 under excavation
 Image 7 ID 210         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Sturdy Springs. Cup and ring marked rock 500m sw of Burnt Mounds
 Image 8 ID 211         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Sturdy Springs. Cup and ring marked rock 500m sw of Burnt Mounds
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