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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 26
 Date Entered 09/01/2011
 Updated on 26/12/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burnt Mound
 Record Type Archaeology
 SWAAG Site Name 
 Site Type 
 Site Name 
 Site Description 
 Site Access Private
 Location Stelling
 Civil Parish Marrick
 Brit. National Grid NZ 067 005
 Altitude 308m and 305m
 Geology Springs in fluvio glacial valley marsh
 Record Name Marske CP. Stelling Springs above Dales Beck. Four Burnt Mounds.
 Record Description Three of the four burnt mounds at this location are at the spring rise or on the banks of the stream at NZ06670051, 308m centre in pasture immediately below (east of) the road to Hurst some 200m north of the junction with the Helwith Green Road. These three burnt mounds are medium to small in size. The lowest of this group of four burnt mounds,also of medium size is at NZ0678 0047, 305m in wet rushy pasture some 20m north of the Helwith Green Lane close to the canalised head stream of Dales Beck. This burnt mound is the lower of four burnt mounds at Stelling Springs. These burnt mounds are 300m NE of an unenclosed round house settlement at Stelling Bottom. See Laurie 2011 Figures 6.17-6.21 for details of the settlement,cup and ring marked rocks and the coaxial field system. Indicative burnt mound 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. NZ067 005 centre, three sites. NZ068005, one site
 Dimensions Medium, average
 Geographical area 
 Scientific Name 
 Common / Notable Species 
 Tree and / or Stem Girth 
 Tree: Position / Form / Status 
 Tree Site ID 0
 Associated Site SWAAG ID 0
 Additional Notes These burnt mounds are within an area rich in evidence for early settlements, see Laurie 2011,and specially Figures 6.17-6.22.
 Image 1 ID 1799         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Small burnt mound at Stelling Springs. The lowest of three.
 Image 2 ID 1800         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Small burnt mound at Stelling Springs. The lowest of three, View towards Stelling Road.
 Image 3 ID 1801         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Small burnt mound at Stelling Springs, view towards spring rise with two further sites.
 Image 4 ID 1802         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The middle of three Sites here.
 Image 5 ID 1803         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description The middle of three sites here.
 Image 6 ID 1805         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description The middle of three sites here.
 Image 7 ID 314         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Cup and ring marked rock at Forty Acres. Dales Beck. CR SE0714500344 TCL0523
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