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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 60
 Date Entered 11/01/2011
 Updated on 16/12/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burnt Mound
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 01/01/2005
 Location BURTON CUM WALDEN C.P. Burton Moor
 Civil Parish Burton cum Walden
 Brit. National Grid SE 0335 8630
 Altitude 460m
 Record Name Two burnt mounds less than 300m west of the large aggregated round house settlement on Burton Moor
 Record Description 2 Sites: 1st = Small, low*. in marsh 200m North East of the Burton Moor Settlement. 2nd = Large, medium. Difficult to find, turf covered. This large burnt mound site is 250m North East of the undated prehistoric unenclosed round house settlement on West Burton Moor. * 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. Further good site photographs required.
 Dimensions See indicative dimensions above.
 Additional Notes Burnt mounds which, on the balance of the evidence available from the very numerous excated sites, can be regarded as sweat house /saunas and as such should be regarded as recognisable, visible indicators of the presence of transient, seasonal settlements which have left no other surface trace of their existence.
 Image 1 ID 330         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Large burnt mound 250m North East of the Burton Moor Settlement
 Image 2 ID 331         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Large burnt mound 250m North East of the Burton Moor Settlement view eastward.
 Image 3 ID 332         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Very small burnt mound barely visible . 200m NE of settlement.
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