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Seaty Hill

Artificial Mound

Nearest Town:Skipton (16km SE)
OS Ref (GB):   SD907654 / Sheet: 98
Latitude:54° 5' 2.94" N
Longitude:   2° 8' 31.84" W

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Seaty Hill
Not a lot to see on the ground, best viewed from the hill opposite, Abbot Hills, where the ditch and bank are more obvious.
Easy access from the track from Malham Cove or better still the footpath from the wonderful Gordale Scar. Either way a high stile over the wall is involved.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
12th June 2009ce


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On the top of Seaty Hill is a shallow ditch and bank enclosing a low mound 66ft in diameter.
On excavtion it was found that 2 holes had been dug into the mound, one of which contained a crouched burial. Raistrick classified the mound and burial as Bronze age.
13 secondary burials had been inserted into the suface of the mound and were thought to be early Iron Age. A bone pipe was found in one of these burials. The pipe had been fashioned from a sheeps tibia which was perforated with three finger holes.

Archaeology of Malham Moor
Arthur Raistrick and Paul F. Holmes
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
12th June 2009ce