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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 909
 Date Entered 05/12/2015
 Updated on 06/12/2015
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burnt Mound
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 28/11/2015
 Location Barf Pasture. Spring rise below Brownsey House
 Civil Parish Melbecks
 Brit. National Grid SD 97072 98625
 Altitude 404m
 Geology Spring rise below the Main Limestone on the line of the Stockdale Fault
 Record Name Barf Pasture. Two burnt mounds at spring rising below Brownsey House
 Record Description Two probable burnt mounds, located on opposing banks of the same stream just below the spring rising to the east of the enclosed fields below Brownsey House. Both burnt mounds are completely vegetated and no eroding fire cracked stone is visible. However these two mounds are so characteristic of burnt mounds that they will be recorded as such. Several lithic finds have been made from molehills in the open pasture immediately above the spring which confirm Later prehistoric activity probably associated with these two sites.
 Dimensions See photographs
 Additional Notes These two burnt mounds were recognised during field walking prior to the GPS Survey of the archaeological landscapes on Low Row and Barf Pastures.
 Image 1 ID 6595         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The spring rise has been managed as a water supply.
 Image 2 ID 6593         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The upper of the two burnt mounds
 Image 3 ID 6586         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description The lower of the two burnt mounds viewed from below
 Image 4 ID 6587         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The larger and upper of the two burnt mounds seen from below
 Image 5 ID 6594         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description The larger and upper of the two burnt mounds, the stick marks the site of the trough
 Image 6 ID 6592         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Struck flake of chert found at the spring rise
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