John Barnatt seems to have binned his theory of the moor being divided, by the Bar Brook, into separate working and ritual areas after his survey of a few years ago.
The location of the Barbrook V ring cairn on the SW limits of the field system always caused me a bit of doubt over whether this was the case.....Barnatt andAinsworth's survey of the moor a few years ago turned up 5-6 barrows, which were previously thought to be large clearance cairns.
Details of whether the opposite took place and field systems were laid out on the eastern side aren't so forthcoming....
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.