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Swine Sty

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork


The settlement and field systems at Swine Sty cover a considerable area of Big Moor western side and are amongst the U.K's best preserved, much of them being overgrown although still visible. Amongst the field boundaries around seven building platforms or rings have been identified, the clearest of them is actually below the boulder escarpment of Swine Sty difficult to find at the best of times in recent years the site is being encroached upon by the thick bracken that covers a large part of this lower shelf.
The site rewards a bit of exploring and with the moor being Open Access it's a shame not to.
stubob Posted by stubob
17th April 2002ce
Edited 19th January 2006ce

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