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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 140
 Date Entered 22/02/2011
 Updated on 22/02/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burnt Mound
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Private
 Record Date 01/01/2005
 Location Wensleydale. West Burton CP. Morpeth Gate. Nancy Nick Pastures.
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid SE 0266 8738
 Altitude 240m
 Geology Spring line below Middle Limestone Series.
 Record Name Morpeth Gate Pasture.Four burnt mounds, Sites 1-4, below Nancy Nick Woods.
 Record Description Site 1,the uppermost of the four burnt mounds located on the banks of a diverted watercourse,is large and best recognised by careful examination of the photograph as it is not easily seen and is not prominent since for the most part this site is buried below hillwash colluvium. All four sites recorded here are located on the banks of a diverted or piped watercourse which originates at a spring rising below Nancy Nick Wood.Of particular interest here is the presence of a levelled platform located just below the spring rise. which is likely to be associated with burnt mound, Site 1. See photos. Site 2 is a large burnt mound, again buried and not prominent. Site 3 is clearly visible and the most prominent of four burnt mounds by the old watercourse at this location. The stream has been staightened where passing Site 3 and the burnt mound is somewhat slighted. Site 4 is the lowest of the four burnt mounds and this site is visible on the south bank of the watercourse close to the lower field wall, see photo.
SE 0266 8738centre.
 Dimensions All four sites are large but difficult to define as they are either buried below colluvium or slighted when the stream was canalised.
 Image 1 ID 342         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description West Burton CP. Morpeth gate Pasture. Four Burnt Mounds below Nancy Nick Wood. Site 2 barely visible in foreground and Site 3 , centre.
 Image 2 ID 343         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description West Burton CP. Four Burnt Mounds below Nancy Nick Wood. Site 3.
 Image 3 ID 344         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description West Burton CP. Four Burnt Mounds below Nancy Nick Wood. Site 3.
 Image 4 ID 345         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The platform at the spring rise.
 Image 5 ID 346         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description West Burton CP. Four Burnt Mounds below Nancy Nick Wood. Site 1 and platform at spring rise.
 Image 6 ID 347         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description West Burton CP. Four burnt mounds below Nancy Nick Wood. Site 4 view towards Site 3 in centre of pasture.
 
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