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Glencoyne Farm, Ullswater, Cumbria. Historic Landscape Survey.

Phelps, Andy and Evans, Helen (2018) Glencoyne Farm, Ullswater, Cumbria. Historic Landscape Survey. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Glencoyne Farm is the only designated site within the survey area; the farmhouse and associated outbuildings are Grade II* listed and of national importance. There are 82 non-designated heritage assets within the survey area; the most important of these are a possible prehistoric settlement enclosure, and a medieval shieling. There is also a series of earthworks and possible building platforms, which may relate to a former tenement. Several walls cross the valley; one may be the western end of a former ring-garth wall, one is a probably post-medieval intake and another is the present head-dyke, which separates the enclosed farmland from the common grazing on the open fell. There are 17 post-medieval charcoal-burning platforms in the survey area, and a row of nineteenth-century former miners’ cottages, known as Seldom Seen. The remainder of the features identified include clearance cairns, ruined field barns, short stretches of walling, and other features which characterise upland enclosed pasture. The proposed route of hydro-electric pipeline has the potential to impact upon 13 archaeological features within the survey area, including boundary walls, clearance cairns and charcoal-burning platforms. It is proposed that the pipeline be routed through existing gaps in boundary walls, and be rerouted around other extant features. During the construction phase, archaeological features on or close to the proposed route should be marked as ‘out of bounds’ so they are not damaged by the excavation for the cable, or the associated construction traffic.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cumbria
Period > UK Periods > Early Medieval 410 - 1066 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4412
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:04 Oct 2018 10:37
Last Modified:04 Oct 2018 10:37

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