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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 58
 Date Entered 11/01/2011
 Updated on 14/12/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burnt Mound
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Location West Burton CP. Pasture below Morpeth Wood.
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid SE 029 880
 Altitude 230m
 Geology Springs rising below the Middle Limestone and crossing terrace formed by the Simonstone Limestone. BGS Sheet 51.
 Record Name Burton cum Walden CP.Two Burnt Mounds below Morpeth Wood the upper reused as a lead bale.
 Record Description BURTON CUM WALDEN C.P. Morpeth Wood. 2 Sites. One site re - used as lead bail. Both sites at springs. Site 1 is large and very prominent in pasture above the footpath. For Lead Bale, See Record No 141. Site 2 is less obvious and located at a spring rise adjacent to the field wall below the footpath
 Dimensions Site 1. Large, medium. Site 2. Medium ,low.
 Additional Notes Indicative Dimensions of burnt mounds: Size: Small <6m, Medium 6m-9m, Large 10m-15m, Extra large >15m. Height: Low <0.5m, Average 0.5-1.0m, High >1.0m. NOTE! For details of the four burnt mounds in Pasture above Morpeth Gate, see Record No 57.
 Image 1 ID 351         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Morpeth Wood. Burnt Mound reused as a lead bale.
 Image 2 ID 352         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Detail of burnt stone with stone stopper from medieval ceramic jug.
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