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Two weeks in Swaledale By Robert Bassett
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The diary of a two-week family holiday in Swaledale in 1982 with photographs and additional historical information for the area.
People, Places and Prehistory in Swaledale By Helen Bainbridge
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Helen Bainbridge takes us on a wonderful journey through the written history of prehistoric Swaledale, from a time when flint arrow heads were thought to be petrified thunderbolts, through the early... More > and surprisingly perceptive antiquarians, and the certainties of the digging and writing clergymen, to the ground-breaking work of Robert White, Andrew Fleming and Tim Laurie which has inspired the 21st century investigation you can explore on the SWAAG website. We now know that good history and archaeology raise more questions than they answer, but the journey remains as exhilarating as ever. This publication will be of interest to both newcomer and well-seasoned enthusiast to the history of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale. Drawing upon a wide range of text focussing on local prehistory, fact, fiction and anecdote are connected with actual finds to create a lively trawl through time. Many of the illustrations have never been published and draw upon the riches of the Swaledale Museum archive.< Less
Trees in the Swaledale Landscape By Jocelyn Campbell
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Swaledale is exceptionally rich in surviving fragments of native woodland, which have hitherto been largely overlooked. These woodland fragments are rarely visited or noticed by walkers who pass them... More > by with scarce a glance. Native woodland survives in Swaledale itself and in the tributary dales, on cliffs and in ravines, or wherever protection from ring barking by rabbits is available. These native woods and trees have been substantially enhanced by the presence of many trees chosen and planted by Land Owners and Farmers to enhance the natural landscape. This book will not be a comprehensive gazetteer of all known woodland localities or of specimen trees, this different task is in separate preparation. Rather, Jocelyn has made her own selection of the more characteristic trees which are to be seen in the Swaledale Landscape at localities representative of the limestone scars, the waterfall ravines, the becks, riverbanks and the dale-sides.< Less
Archaeological Excavation Hagg Farm Site 103: Feature 407 By Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group
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Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group (swaag.org) Swaledale Project: 7000 Years of a Landscape and its People. This report is of the excavation of one area adjacent to the... More > Romano‐British settlement at Hagg Plantation, Hagg Farm, Swaledale.< Less
Swaledale: Where the Gods Shed a Tear: Geology and Industrial Archaeology. By Peter Denison-Edson, Stephen Eastmead
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Well if a picture is worth a thousand words then we have over half a million for you with over 500 colour images! In this volume we are mainly looking at both geological features and the impact of... More > man extracting ores and rocks over the last two millennia, using the records saved on the SWAAG database. In essence we are showing you what is there when you drive or walk in and around Swaledale which usually goes unnoticed or at least unappreciated by most visitors. If you are visiting the area it will give you a pictorial taste of what you can go and see, as most records have the Ordinance Survey map co-ordinates so that you can easily find them. The images also give you a view of the many landscapes present in the dales as well as many images you won’t see that are under the dales! Each record has been saved onto Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group’s database by its members. Each record usually contains both text and up to 30 images. Many records are on public access land or footpaths.< Less
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Scenes and memories of Swaledale in the 21st Century
Hungry Chert Quarries By Stephen Eastmead
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The Yorkshire Dales is well known for its historic links with the lead mining industry particularly during the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, but other metals like silver, zinc and copper have... More > been extracted in smaller quantities. Aggregates like limestone and sandstone are still being quarried. Chert was quarried in Swaledale and the adjacent Arkengarthdale from c.1901 to c.1950 when the market for chert suddenly collapsed. Up to 1922 the principal chert quarrying was at Fremington Edge quarry situated above Reeth in Swaledale, but in 1922 a second chert quarry started in Arkengarthdale on Mouldside. Whilst walking Mouldside for many years and having read the available accounts, there appeared to be some aspects that did not quite fit or had not been described. Unfortunately we can no longer ask the men who must have toiled long and arduous hours here, but I hope this short report (more a pictorial record) will add an extra layer to what we know, or at least stimulate further discussion.< Less
Ellerton Priory By Emma Watson
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The Ellerton Priory ruins are situated in the tiny parish of Ellerton Abbey. This is a reference to the 1830’s manor house on the site, rather than the priory itself. It is in a beautiful... More > situation in Swaledale, in Yorkshire. In the medieval period, it was in the Parish of Downholme and the Wapentake of Hang West. Ellerton Priory site occupies part of the floodplain of the River Swale, in its lower valley and is surrounded by a scarp slope to the North, which would have provided shelter, and sloping hills to the South, which would have been ideal for agriculture. There is clear evidence of prehistoric cairns and a possible settlement, a prehistoric or early medieval dyke, medieval ploughing, later enclosure and land management. However, despite obvious earthworks and upstanding remains, Ellerton’s early ecclesiastical history is obscure. In fact, Fieldhouse and Jennings commented, ‘Very little is known about the economy of Ellerton Priory, one of the poorest of all monastic foundations’.< Less
Hagg Farm Sites 102/103 Archaeological Excavation By Stephen Eastmead
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The Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group (SWAAG) was formed in the summer of 2009. Later in that year SWAAG started recording the archaeological landscape of Hagg Farm, Fremington, led by... More > SWAAG’s President Tim Laurie FSA, the leading expert on the prehistoric landscapes of the area. The survey identified a series of possible settlement platforms across the fields of Hagg Farm. This is an interim report of the October 14th – 18th 2013 excavation. The main objective of this excavation was to clarify a series of outstanding questions relating to site 103 as a result of the preceding excavations. This required a series of trenches across both site 103 and the neighbouring site 102. This block of work will continue to completion in the spring of 2014, after which this interim report will be updated once all the finds and samples from the 2013/14 excavations have been processed.< Less
Daggerstones Survey By Peter Denison-Edson, Stephen Eastmead, Tim Laurie
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This report describes a complex multi-period landscape in the pastures around the modern house at Daggerstones, and the ruins of Bank House above the village of Healaugh on the north side of... More > Swaledale. The landscape ranges in elevation from 210m OD to 305m OD and (visually) from Bronze Age mounds through house platforms and lynchetted coaxial field boundaries (broadly trending NNW-SSE) of Prehistoric/Romano-British character, rectangular building platforms and extant 17th century ruins, to the sloped array of solar panels behind the modern house. The report includes numerous maps, illustrations and colour photographs.< Less