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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***** 259
 Date Entered 03/08/2011
 Updated on 22/08/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Settlement
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 01/01/2005
 Location Greenber Edge
 Civil Parish Bainbridge
 Brit. National Grid 
 Altitude 420m
 Geology Gritstone Edge, south of Addlebrough above outflow to Ice Dammed Lake
 Record Name Multi period settlement complex extending over a distance of 1km east from Stony Raise Cairn
 Record Description Stone walled settlements comprising an open settlement of at least five round houses overlain by later settlements recognisably constructed during at least two and probably three phases with rectangular buildings and associated paddocks and enclosures. Several 'wall passage' features are present within the enclosures. The function of these 'wall passage' features has not been identified, but they are likely to have been roofed with btanches and turf as 'cool stores' for sheep milk and cheese. For details of these settlements, see RCHME Survey and Keith Blood and Derek Cater, 1996. RCHME Archaeological Survey Report NMR nos SD98NE,1,6, 201-4. Bibliography: Mark Bowden and Keith Blood. 2004. Reassessment of two late prehistoric sites: Maiden Castle and Greenber Edge. In: R.F.White and P.R.Wison Eds. Archaeology and Historic Landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales. Yorkshire Archaeological Society Occ. Paper No 2.pp 89-97.
 Dimensions 1km east from Stony Raise Cairn
 Additional Notes For details of the various archaeological sites in the vicinity of Semerwater and of Addlebrough, see Laurie, T.C. and Minnitt, R.,1993. In: Prospectus for Prehistoric Society to Western Yorkshire, Ripon 1993.pp27-43.
 Image 1 ID 915         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Yorkshire Archaeological Society visit to Greenber Edge. July 31st 2011.
 Image 3 ID 916         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Location of Sites in the vicinity of Addlebrough and Semerwater. Laurie and Minnitt, 1993.
 Image 4 ID 917         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Stony Raise Cairn and western extremity of the settlements, Settlement Complex D. Google Image.
 Image 5 ID 918         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Stony Raise from the west.
 Image 6 ID 920         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Greenber Edge settlements view west towards Stony Raise.
 Image 7 ID 921         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Settlements and rectangular building.
 Image 8 ID 922         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Rectangular two roomed building. These undated rectangular buildings are probably of medieval date.
 Image 9 ID 923         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Wall passage feature
 Image 10 ID 925         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description Excavated circular hut, one of a group of similar conjoined huts which may be of native roman date, unpublished excavation.
 
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