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Whitcliffe Scar

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork


According to the monument description on Magic... finds have suggested this is a Romano-British enclosed agricultural settlement that began life in the Iron Age. Its back edge is against the scree slope of Whitcliffe Scar, and below it is the River Swale - it's got clear views up and down the valley.
'Substantial stone rubble ramparts' mark out two rectangular enclosures separated by a deep hollow way. There are some weird linked chambers in the eastern side, and you can see traces of a variety of buildings in both enclosures.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
28th April 2009ce

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