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 SWAAG ID 990
 Date Entered 24/04/2017
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Photographic Record
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 23/04/2017
 Location Coverdale. Various locations on the banks of thr River Cover.
 Civil Parish Carlton Town
 Brit. National Grid 
 Record Name Images of Coverdale, Part One.
 Record Description Images of the River Cover taken during a recent walk from Carlton to Gammersgill and return. Photograph Image Nos 1-14 below were taken during this walk. Photograph Image Nos 15-30 are selected images taken from those attached to the nine previous SWAAG Database Records of sites and landscapes in Coverdale.
 Dimensions See photographs
 Additional Notes This record arises from a recent walk through the pastures of the River Cover from Carlton in Coverdale to West Scrafton and from thence upstream to Hindlethwaite Hall below Horsehouse. We returned through the pastures via Gammersgill. The pastures by the River Cover were very attractive but of limited visible archaeological interest. In contrast, the upper slopes of Gammersgill Moor below Penhill and of Harland Hill have extensive prehistoric settlement remains. Images numbered 1-13 below were taken during the walk through the Cover pastures. Photograph images 14-30 are selected images of the prehistoric settlements on the high moorland slopes on the northern side of Coverdale, below Penhill and on Harland Hill. These images were selected from those attached to the nine previous SWAAG Database Records which relate to Coverdale. The aim being to place the riverside walk in its landscape context.
 Image 1 ID 7275         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description John in his fine form as always.
 Image 2 ID 7276         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description View westward through Coverdale towards Cover head.
 Image 3 ID 7284         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Beehive Stances at Carlton
 Image 4 ID 5447         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The Carlton Motte, an outpost of the small Norman Motte and Bailey at Middleham. This small steep sided mound would support a small timber fort.
 Image 5 ID 5445         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description The Carlton Motte.
 Image 6 ID 7278         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Approach to the Cover
 Image 7 ID 7280         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Ancient alder coppice at the side of a hollow way leading down to the Cover.
 Image 8 ID 7281         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Ancient alder coppice at the side of a hollow way leading down to the Cover.
 Image 9 ID 7282         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Ancient alder coppice at the side of a hollow way leading down to the Cover.
 Image 10 ID 7277         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description Ancient alder pollard. By the Cover.
 Image 11 ID 7286         Click image to enlarge
 Image 11 Description River Cover
 Image 12 ID 7287         Click image to enlarge
 Image 12 Description Two mature wych elms in the pastures. The Dales are a refuge for surviving mature wych elms which have been virtually eliminated from the lowlands by the Dutch elm beetle.
 Image 13 ID 7278         Click image to enlarge
 Image 13 Description Approach to the Cover.
 Image 14 ID 5398         Click image to enlarge
 Image 14 Description Gammersgill Moor. Glacial landform Isolated drumlin.
 Image 15 ID 5399         Click image to enlarge
 Image 15 Description Gammersgill Moor. Harland Hill, Glacial landform. Approach to the settlement at 490m immediately below the steep upper slope.
 Image 16 ID 5400         Click image to enlarge
 Image 16 Description Gammersgill Moor. Glacial landform, Drumlin.
 Image 17 ID 5402         Click image to enlarge
 Image 17 Description Cumma Gill.
 Image 18 ID 5410         Click image to enlarge
 Image 18 Description Sketch survey of the prehistoric settlement complex below Harland Hill. At least 18 round house platforms and associated enclosures with associated burnt mounds, see image nos 19-25 below. Previously interpreted as a post medieval sheep fold complex.
 Image 19 ID 5412         Click image to enlarge
 Image 19 Description Settlement below Harland Hill. House platform.
 Image 20 ID 5432         Click image to enlarge
 Image 20 Description Settlement below Harland Hill. House platform.
 Image 21 ID 5433         Click image to enlarge
 Image 21 Description Settlement below Harland Hill. House platform.
 Image 22 ID 5424         Click image to enlarge
 Image 22 Description Settlement below Harland Hill. House platform.
 Image 23 ID 5416         Click image to enlarge
 Image 23 Description Settlement below Harland Hill. Burnt mound 700m to north of the settlement.
 Image 24 ID 5415         Click image to enlarge
 Image 24 Description Settlement below Harland Hill. Burnt mound 700m to north of the settlement.
 Image 25 ID 5436         Click image to enlarge
 Image 25 Description Settlement below Harland Hill. House platform..
 Image 26 ID 5513         Click image to enlarge
 Image 26 Description Fleemis Gill. Recording woodland. Keeping upright on a steep slope is good exercise and better than the gym.
 Image 27 ID 5447         Click image to enlarge
 Image 27 Description Carlton Motte.
 Image 28 ID 5449         Click image to enlarge
 Image 28 Description View across the upper reaches of the River Cover. The river runs through areas of ancient alder woodland.
 Image 29 ID 5491         Click image to enlarge
 Image 29 Description Fleemis Gill. Recording woodland.
 Image 30 ID 5502         Click image to enlarge
 Image 30 Description Fleemis Gill. Iron bloomery, iron smelting slag mound. Iron bloomeries as this example are located close to the ancient alder coppice woods which were managed for charcoal production.