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SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 84
 Date Entered 12/01/2011
 Updated on 22/08/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burnt Mound
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Location Barningham. The Low Moor. Settlement and Burnt mound below How Tallon
 Civil Parish Barningham
 Brit. National Grid NZ 057 078
 Altitude 390m
 Geology Burnt mound at spring rise below kame terrace (settlements) below North Facing quarried cliff scarp formed by sandstone strata below the Main Limestone ridge of How Tallon.
 Record Name Barningham. The Low Moor. Settlement and Burnt mound below How Tallon
 Record Description Burnt mound at spring rise below kame terrace (the settlement terrace). This small burnt mound is of characteristic crescent plan and is located at the springrise. This burnt mound was the first to be recognised by T.C. Laurie during the initial fieldwork on Barningham Moor See Laurie, T.C. 1985. BAR Upland Settlement in Britain. The Second Millenium BC and after. Chapter 12, Figure 8.6 and Tom Gledhill and Ros Nicholls' subsequent theodolite Survey Plans attached. This burnt Mound is one of four burnt mounds recognised on Barningham Moor. The association between burnt mounds and round cairns, rock art, scraper dominated late prehistoric lithic concentrations and unenclosed settlements is well illustrated by the complex of Prehistoric sites on Barningham Moor. The stone walled settlements on the terrace above the burnt mound are probably much later in date (of Late Prehistoric or Native Roman age), however there are indications of earlier occupations on this north facing terrace and also on the Low Moor.
 Dimensions Medium, average
 Additional Notes Indicative Dimensions for Burnt Mounds adopted here: Size: Small <6m, Medium 6m-9m, Large 10m-15m, Extra large >15m. Height: Low <0.5m, Average 0.5-1.0m, High >1.0m.
 Image 1 ID 1789         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Barningham Low Moor. The settlement terrace below How Tallon.
 Image 2 ID 1792         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Barningham Low Moor. The settlement terrace and burnt mound. Tome Gledhill and Ros Nichol Survey.
 Image 3 ID 1791         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Barningham Low Moor. Osmond's Gill. Prehistoric Sites. Tome Gledhill and Ros Nichol Survey.
 Image 4 ID 1794         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Prehistoric sites on Barningham Moor, Laurie 1985 Fig.8.6
 Image 5 ID 1795         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Detail. The burnt mound is the circular feature adjacent to the spring and later field bank below the settlement terrace.
 Image 6 ID 1797         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Barningham Low Moor. Prehistoric Sites. Tome Gledhill and Ros Nichol Survey.
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