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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 79
 Date Entered 12/01/2011
 Updated on 21/12/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burnt Mound
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 01/01/2005
 Location Carperby Cum Thoresby CP: Peat Moor Lane
 Civil Parish Carperby Cum Thoresby
 Brit. National Grid SD 996 910
 Altitude 348m
 Geology Spring stream rising at base of talus slope below the Main Limestone (Wegber Scar)
 Record Name Carperby CP. Peat Moor Lane below Wegber. Two burnt mounds. Hut circle settlements nearby.
 Record Description Wegber, Peat Moor Lane. Two burnt mounds. Site 1 at SD996 910, Site 2 at 348m AOD and SD994 905, 346m AOD,Large, high. Stone founded round house foundations and enclosures in the bottom of the steep sided Gill nearby and more enclosures with two round house foundations on the narrow terrace directly above these burnt mounds. below Wegber Scar. Other burnt mounds recorded seperately on Carperby Moor include: New Pasture SD994 905, 315m Large, medium. Annular bank around a level interior. Entrance to North. Low Gate Pasture SE 010 908 255m Small, low. Found by Robin Minnitt.
 Dimensions Large, high*
 Additional Notes *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. For the context of these two burnt mounds below Wegber Scar, see Laurie T.C.,2003.'Researching the Prehistory of Wensleydale Swaledale and Teesdale'. in: T.G. Manby, Patrick Ottaway and Stephen Moorhouse Eds.The Archaeology of Yorkshire. CBA Occasional Paper No 3.pp223-253.
 Image 1 ID 223         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Peat Moor Lane Burnt Mound Site 1. The second burnt mound, some 70m to the southof Site 1 is less prominant and heather covered
 Image 2 ID 224         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Location of Prehistoric Sites on Carperby Moor, Laurie 2003, Figure 61.
 Image 3 ID 225         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Selected lithic finds on Carperby Moor.
 Image 4 ID 226         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Carperby Moor. Embanked stone circle with central cairn. Oxclose.
 Image 5 ID 1786         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Peat Moor Lane and Wegber.
 Image 6 ID 1787         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Peat Moor Lane and Wegber.
 Image 7 ID 1788         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Hut circle settlement an enclosures on the upper terraces of Wegber and close to the stream below.
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