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Live Moor Hill Fort, Whorlton


Nearest Town:Northallerton (15km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   NZ496012 / Sheet: 93
Latitude:54° 24' 12.93" N
Longitude:   1° 14' 8.99" W

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"A previously unrecorded promontory fort was identified by D. Smith on air photographs and later surveyed by him and G. W. Goodall. A single rampart with external ditch extends accross the west-facing spur of Live Moor to enclose an area of approximately 2 acres known as Knolls End. Where best preserved the rampart is 7.3m wide and 2.3m high externally and .5m internally, while the ditch is up to 1.5m wide and .6m deep with a fragmentoary counter scarp bank. The work has been mutilated by quarrying and associated trackways, but a gap in the rampart and ditch at NZ 49640126 probably represents an original entrance" YAS 51, 1978. Posted by BrigantesNation
6th August 2003ce


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Posted by BrigantesNation
29th March 2004ce