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Tim Laurie FSA
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The Hagg site; reflections on the layout.
These two photographs from Philip illustrate the apparent layout of the site. The roundhouse faces East with its back to the prevailing winds and weather (an arrangement which was followed in vernacular Dales architecture up to the 19th century). The entrance and porch connect with the path to the North entrance which would have been visible from the house and in turn also leads to the limestone feature and the top platform. There is also a photo of the door sill, the shorter rods indicating the door opening, the taller ones showing the entrance to the porch. Looking out from the house you would have had a clear view of the top (North) entrance.
 
Poles mark circumference of the roundhouse Poles mark the sill and porch area
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News Record: 25     Updated: 25-07-2017 18:41:55