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Ingleborough and Clapham Commons, Craven, North Yorkshire - Archaeological Survey Report

Schofield, Peter and Vannan, Alastair Ingleborough and Clapham Commons, Craven, North Yorkshire - Archaeological Survey Report. Project Report. OA North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) were invited by Yorkshire Peat Partnership to undertake an archaeological landscape survey and an assessment of peat restoration works on an area of moorland on Ingleborough and Clapham commons in Craven, North Yorkshire (SD 746 730). The work was undertaken to provide an assessment of the archaeological impact of this restoration programme. The survey was undertaken as an enhanced Level 1-type survey over an area of 7.62 km2. In total, 168 features of archaeological interest were identified across the survey area, and included a broad range of monuments from prehistoric field-systems and rock art to Iron Age hillforts and Post-Medieval limekilns. The sites identified within the survey area during the survey can be divided into six broad categories: prehistoric settlement and funerary remains; later domestic and stock management; boundary markers; extraction industries; shooting; and miscellaneous land use. Most of the sites are difficult to date closely in the absence of additional data from documentary sources or archaeological excavation, but include a substantial number of features that have been dated to the prehistoric period; the remainder are most likely to date to the post-medieval (1540-1750), industrial (1750-1914) or modern periods. Despite extensive investigation of 10% of the grips and the exposed peat hag sections, no prehistoric dated flints were retrieved during the present survey.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > North Yorkshire
ID Code:2455
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:24 Feb 2015 11:19
Last Modified:24 Feb 2015 11:19

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