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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 70
 Date Entered 12/01/2011
 Updated on 20/12/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burnt Mound
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Private
 Record Date 01/01/2005
 Location High Force Farm
 Civil Parish Bainbridge
 Brit. National Grid SD 933 875
 Altitude 310m
 Geology Spring rise.
 Record Name Bainbridge, Semerdale. Pasture south of High Force Farm.Large burnt Mound.
 Record Description One definite and one possible burnt mound at spring line. The recorded definite mound is very large and is located at a spring rise on steep sloping wet pasture. This prominent mound is clearly visible from the road near High Force Farm although there id no public access. It has a flat top with a raised rim. For a sheltering sauna structure? This burnt mound is a very large example and is one of at least 10 of these enigmatic sites located on high ground overlooking Semerwater. For details of the prehistoric sites centred on Semerwater, see Laurie 2003. The second (possible), unrecorded, burnt mound is located below the modern dry stone wall corner on the first photo below, at the same level as the recorded mound. For details of the burnt mounds and other prehistoric sites around Semerwater, see the attached Location Map and also Laurie 2003, 2004.
 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.
 Image 1 ID 239         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Bainbridge.High Force Farm. Location of the two sites. The definite burnt mound is on the steep open slope to the right of the ash tree..
 Image 2 ID 240         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Bainbridge.High Force Farm. Very large burnt mound.
 Image 3 ID 241         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Bainbridge.High Force Farm. Very large burnt mound.
 Image 4 ID 242         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Bainbridge.High Force Farm. Very large burnt mound.
 Image 5 ID 1773         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Semerdale. Location of burnt mounds, filled dots, and other sites and lithic finds.
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