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    Great Close Hill Fort?

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    Paulus

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    Great Close Hill Fort?

    Post  Paulus on Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:05 pm

    The impressive rise known as Great Close Hill (a post-Enclosure Act title), here:

    http://getamap.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/getamap/frames.htm?mapAction=gaz&gazName=g&gazString=SD902668

    Izzit a hillfort? We were up here the other day and, approaching the top, a mass of what seemed like a walled structure was evident on the eastern edges. This turned out to run around the southern and western sides aswell. I've had a look round & can't find any reference to any such hillfort here. Does anyone know of any archaeological accounts of the place? Or of the cairn on top of it?
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    Re: Great Close Hill Fort?

    Post  Paulus on Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:09 pm

    And to anyone who might be into it: we're meeting up for a wander up and around this place this coming Thursday, 14 October, gathering at the crossing-point of Street Gate, just below the Seaty Hill tumulus, north of Malham, here:

    http://getamap.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/getamap/frames.htm?mapAction=gaz&gazName=g&gazString=SD904657

    We'll be here around midday.

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    Re: Great Close Hill Fort?

    Post  Guest on Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:26 pm



    LOWERGATE will join your 'Banned of Rep-Free-Batted' on the stated date & time RSVP

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    Re: Great Close Hill Fort?

    Post  Guest on Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:32 pm


    Post Note:

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    mikki

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    Re: Great Close Hill Fort?

    Post  mikki on Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:01 pm

    Hi John & all those that turn up

    Important Note Please take a torch or some form of light with you.

    You wouldn't want to get stuck on the moors - with the bulls - in the dark.

    Mikki x

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    Post  Guest on Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:04 am

    Another advantage of having a torch, is it can diminish your chances of going sliding off at an angle, on what the bulls leave on the floor. Like I did. affraid OK I'm not a stranger to the stuff, or I wouldn't be on this forum for starters. clown But my life experience has shown that we meet up with a sufficient amount for our needs, even when we are careful. We can help nature by avoiding it, leaving it for the benefit of the flowers. flower flower
    Despite the bulls and their offerings, it's a fabulous spot to visit, with much of antiquarian interest.

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    Re: Great Close Hill Fort?

    Post  Guest on Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:28 pm



    ' on what the bulls leave on the floor'

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    Re: Great Close Hill Fort?

    Post  Guest on Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:34 pm



    Hi Mikki

    If Paul ever wanders off for 'a loaf of bread' I'll wander in and put my feet under the table

    You and Paul take good care Kiddo

    Love you both

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    Post  Guest on Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:22 pm



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    Paulus

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    Re: Great Close Hill Fort?

    Post  Paulus on Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:53 pm

    lowergate wrote:

    LOWERGATE will join your 'Banned of Rep-Free-Batted' on the stated date & time RSVP

    Take care M&P

    Xjohn

    Spiffing John! Twill be good to see you there. If you get there early/late, your nose should sniff us out. First stop's gonna be the Seaty Hill tumulus field, and then probably the Roman camp a coupla hundred yards east along the track. There's wot looks like some Iron Age walling running roughly E-W thru the camp, but it's dead straight & I wannanother look at it. Some walling immediately to the north needs checking aswell. From there, we'll probably go back to the meeting spot for some grub, then check some of the settlements close west. Anyway, hope to see you there. You & Dave can give us your respective poetry lessons! Razz

    See y' Thursday! Smile

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    Re: Great Close Hill Fort?

    Post  Guest on Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:14 am


    Hi Paul,

    Before you visit Great Close have a glance of your copy of:

    'GREEN ROADS IN THE MID-PENNINES' Arthur Raistrick, MOORLAND 1978 - he explains the context of the large circular enclosure at Great Close.

    also get a copy of the recent Archaeological Survey of the Malham area from the Nationl Park Visitor Centre - by car park in Malham Village

    PS: It would be a good idea for you to confiscate any 'digging' tools the Exotic Druid may have about his person as legal restrictions apply to all sites in the National Park

    best regards

    john
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    Re: Great Close Hill Fort?

    Post  Paulus on Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:43 am

    Hi John -

    lowergate wrote:Before you visit Great Close have a glance of your copy of:

    'GREEN ROADS IN THE MID-PENNINES' Arthur Raistrick, MOORLAND 1978 - he explains the context of the large circular enclosure at Great Close.

    Huge thanks! I've gorrit off the shelf already & will peruse it forthwith! Very Happy

    lowergate wrote:also get a copy of the recent Archaeological Survey of the Malham area from the Nationl Park Visitor Centre - by car park in Malham Village

    OK. Will do. If we're slightly late arriving, it's cos we've popped in there!

    Many thanks - Paul

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    Post  Guest on Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:09 am



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