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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 56
 Date Entered 11/01/2011
 Updated on 14/12/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burnt Mound
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Private
 Location Low Wanless Springs
 Civil Parish West Witton
 Brit. National Grid SE 0672 8905
 Altitude 130m
 Geology At spring rising in area of sands and gravels on the flood plain of the Ure
 Record Name West Witton CP.Low Wanless Springs. Burnt Mound at the low elevation of 130m
 Record Description This undisturbed burnt mound is large, prominent and of great interest being located just above the floodplain of the River Ure, this Burnt Mound is at an exceptionally low elevation. Lithic finds further west in molehills (to be recorded seperately) and a possible barrow located on a drumlin upstream on the opposite side of the Ure indicate that there is evidence for prehistoric activity close to the river. A mature oak tree grows on this mound.
 Additional Notes 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 362         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Low Wanless Springs. Burnt Mound with oak tree.
 Image 2 ID 363         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Low Wanless Springs. Burnt mound location.
 Image 3 ID 1698         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Low Wanless Springs. Burnt Mound Plan.
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