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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 425
 Date Entered 10/01/2012
 Updated on 10/01/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burial Mounds and Cairns
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Location New Forest. Holgate How. Summit.
 Civil Parish New Forest
 Brit. National Grid NZ 06741 04746
 Altitude 432m
 Geology Main Limestone.
 Record Name New Forest.Holgate How. Summit round barrow and associated prehistoric landscape.
 Record Description Very large, 20m diameter, and rather low,1.5m high,summit round barrow. Turf covered and slightly disturbed. This round barrow is the focal point of a prehistoric landscape which includes; 1) A second but much smaller round cairn approximately 5000m to the NE (see photo below),2) a group of rock art sites on the SW slopes (see photos below) an unenclosed settlement (unsurveyed) on the lower slopes to the South and a burnt mound at NZ06467 04676, 388m.
 Dimensions 20m Diameter overall
 Additional Notes These late neolithic and bronze age sites are located on the line of an easy approach across the Swale-Tees-Greta Interfluve to the Pass of Stainmore. Penny Spikens, in her paper titled 'Rivers Boundaries and Change' (Spikens 1996) suggested that Mesolithic Communities occupied territories based on river catchments and that the concentrations of Hunter Gatherer Occupation Sites at Springs on the interfluve wer located for purposes of exchange and marriage. The concentration of Mesolithic Hunter Gatherer Occupation Sites some 2km tothe north of Holgate How, see photos below, which are clustered at the watershed springs at the head of Marske Beck provide support for this idea.
 Image 1 ID 2011         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Holgate How Round barrow. View to the south.
 Image 2 ID 2025         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Holgate How Summit Round Barrow. Photographed during Reeth Museum Friends Field Walk 26.03.2007.
 Image 3 ID 2012         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Holgate How Round barrow.
 Image 4 ID 2013         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Holgate How Round barrow.
 Image 5 ID 2014         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Holgate How Round barrow.
 Image 6 ID 2015         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Holgate How South Slope.Cup and ring marked rock. Beckensall and Laurie, 1998, p.94 Holgate Site 6. Historic photo.
 Image 7 ID 2016         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Holgate How South Slope. Cup and ring marked rock. Beckensall and Laurie 1998 Site 6. Recent photo.
 Image 8 ID 2019         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Holgate How South Slope.Cup and ring marked rock. Beckensall and Laurie,1998, Holgate Site 7. Historic photo.
 Image 9 ID 2020         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Holgate How South Slope.Cup and ring marked rock. Beckensall and Laurie, 1998, Holgate Site 7. Historic photo.
 Image 10 ID 2017         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description Holgate How South Slope. Cup and ring marked rock. Many rocks here have been quarried away for stone gate posts.
 Image 11 ID 2021         Click image to enlarge
 Image 11 Description Barningham High Moor. Late neolithis arrowpoint made from black chert, and mesolithic toolkit.
 Image 12 ID 2022         Click image to enlarge
 Image 12 Description Late Mesolithic lithic finds from High Moor with narrow blade microliths.
 Image 13 ID 2023         Click image to enlarge
 Image 13 Description Flint cores of Late Mesolithic character from a High Moor site.
 Image 14 ID 2024         Click image to enlarge
 Image 14 Description Holgate How from Helwith.
 Image 15 ID 2026         Click image to enlarge
 Image 15 Description Cup and ring marked rock photographed during Reeth Museum Friends Field Walk, 26.03.07
 Image 16 ID 2027         Click image to enlarge
 Image 16 Description Cup and ring marked rock photographed during Reeth Museum Friends Field Walk, 26.03.07
 Image 17 ID 2028         Click image to enlarge
 Image 17 Description Cup and ring marked rock photographed during Reeth Museum Friends Field Walk, 26.03.07
 Image 18 ID 2029         Click image to enlarge
 Image 18 Description Cup and ring marked rock photographed during Reeth Museum Friends Field Walk, 26.03.07
 Image 19 ID 2030         Click image to enlarge
 Image 19 Description Cup and ring marked rock photographed during Reeth Museum Friends Field Walk, 26.03.07
 Image 20 ID 2031         Click image to enlarge
 Image 20 Description Cup and ring marked rock photographed during Reeth Museum Friends Field Walk, 26.03.07
 Image 21 ID 2033         Click image to enlarge
 Image 21 Description Cultivation terraces near Holgate Farm, photographed during Reeth Museum Friends Field Walk, 26.03.07
 Image 22 ID 2034         Click image to enlarge
 Image 22 Description Small 8m dia round cairn 500m NE of Holgate How Summit Cairn.
 Image 23 ID 2035         Click image to enlarge
 Image 23 Description Small 8m dia round cairn 500m NE of Holgate How Summit Cairn.
 
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