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    NUTSHAW poss Settlement Site SD 819 291

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    NUTSHAW poss Settlement Site SD 819 291

    Post  Guest on Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:10 am

    I was up on Great Hameldon & Hameldon Hill yesterday looking again at the large cairn there that is known as 'Little Hameldon.

    Crossing the moor on the way back to Burnley I came across the low remains of a complex of small enclosures not unlike those of Iron age farmsteads to be found on the limestones of Upper Wharfedale.

    There were no signs of historical activity such as quarying, mining, etc., in the area, and the footpaths across the moor are little used these days.

    To get there park opposite the Waggoners Inn and walk down Manchester road a short way to then take a footpath on the R ('Burnley Way') to reach a gate. Pass over stile on R & cross 3 fields to pass through gate. Walk up to the L to the highest point. The easily visible low remains are on the L before reaching a fence-stile.

    chris57T

    Join date : 2012-03-28

    Another look at possible settlement on Nutshaw Hill

    Post  chris57T on Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:43 pm

    Walked up to site following excellent directions on original post. Found several low small stone enclosures between old reservoir embankment and wall corner/fence. Locations included:

    SD 81799 29030
    SD 81804 29086
    SD 88100 28942
    SD 81902 29070

    There could be several more buried under bumpy landscape. Most of the enclosures were made of rounded stones although one was more like the nearby stone wall and may be more recent. It certainly looks as if it could have been a group of small dwellings. Understanding the site is likely to be complicated by the proximity of the wall and a stony track that crosses the area. The fence with stile seems to have once enclosed something. There are stones in the middle. Also there has been quarrying and coal mining activities down in the Burnley direction at Porters Gate Height. The reservoir is shown on the earliest OS map. What was it for?

    It is an interesting site but needs someone with much more experience than me to assess it.
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    lowergate

    Join date : 2010-11-01
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    Location : CLITHEROE

    Re: NUTSHAW poss Settlement Site SD 819 291

    Post  lowergate on Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:23 pm

    Hi Cris

    Strangely enough I am off up there tomorrow, Saturday 18th, with Malinka to look at a Celtic Cross that has been found there.

    I know of an Iron/Bronze Age settlement site at SD 808 300 and an earth circle at SD 803 301

    These other sites you mention are new to myself & John Lamb, et al ...

    We may not have the time to look at all these sites tomorrow as digging out the Celtic Cross is our main aim tomorrow.

    I am free next Thursday 23rd & Saturday 25th - do you fancy coming along with us to inspect and record your finds?

    Best regards

    john

    www.aussteigerpublications.com

    Chris, I have sent your Grid Refs to Lancashire SMR at Preston - they are now on record for inspection and surface recording - john

    Superb work Cris, well spotted
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    Sunbright57

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    Location : Nelson - the one in Lancashire sorry to say!

    Re: NUTSHAW poss Settlement Site SD 819 291

    Post  Sunbright57 on Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:06 pm

    Celtic cross - are you sure of that John? Could it be Anglo-Saxon? Good work whatever it is. Sunbeam sunny
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    lowergate

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    Re: NUTSHAW poss Settlement Site SD 819 291

    Post  lowergate on Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:37 am

    Hi St. Sunbeam,

    I turned out to be the broken 'Celtic' style head from a WWI Memorial - we are having it repaired and put back on its shaft ... our gift to those brave Lancashire lads who were lead to the Slaughterhouse of Capitalism ...

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