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Viewing swaag.org website implies consent to set cookies on your computer. Full details Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group
Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 136
 Date Entered 19/02/2011
 Updated on 19/02/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 08/05/2008
 Location Marske CP. Forty Acres Allotment. Upper of two cross marked rocks
 Civil Parish Marske
 Brit. National Grid NZ 07298 00932
 Altitude 345m
 Geology Earthfast erratic boulder of fell sandstone.
 Record Name Marske CP. Forty Acres Allotment. Upper of two cross marked rocks
 Record Description Incised or pecked cross of Maltese type with equal arms 220mm *220mm. The upper of two individual cross marks on sandstone rocks at this location, on the West Located on the upper, south westerly facing heather covered slopes of Cock How overlooking the Helwith Road or Green Lane. The lower site is made on a sandstone block some 170m to the SW and lower down the slope and south of this is incised less deep and of different style and much less prominent. In view of the fact that these two cross marked rocks are 170m apart on a hill slope with evidence in the form of shallow delves either for lead mine prospection if not for actual mining and that there are apparently no other similar marked rocks to prove a boundary in association.
 Additional Notes The alternative possibility that these cross marked rocks are boundary stones relating to a Knights Templar Preceptory in the area is intriguing. However in view of the presence of lead mining activity in their immediate vicinity, they are more likely to be Mere Stones which related to Mining Ground which belonged to Marrick Priory.
 Image 1 ID 319         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Marske CP. Forty Acres Allotment. Upper of two cross marked rocks here.
 Image 2 ID 320         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Marske CP. Forty Acres Allotment. Upper of two cross marked rocks. Detail.
 Image 3 ID 321         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Marske CP. Forty Acres Allotment. Upper of two cross marked rocks. Detail.
 Image 4 ID 322         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Marske CP. Forty Acres Allotment. Upper of two cross marked rocks. Detail.
 
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