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    FAIR OAK CIRCLE, LITTLE BOWLAND, SD 648 458

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    lowergate

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    FAIR OAK CIRCLE, LITTLE BOWLAND, SD 648 458

    Post  lowergate on Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:35 am

    FAIR OAK CIRCLE, LITTLE BOWLAND, SD 648 458

    1980's aerial photography identified a large circular earthwork at Fair Oak Farm. The circle has a surrounding ditch and bank enclosing a raised circular mound of approximately 100m in diameter. It is thought that the feature may represent Bronze/Iron Age settlement in the area, and may possibily be a villige site.

    Aerial photograpy has identified a number of possible settlement sites in the area between Dinkling Green and the River Hodder at Whitewell and in the area around Whitmore below Totridge Fell. The largest being that at Fair Oak.

    Back in the 1980's I fully surveyed the site and shall put up the diagrams and the aerial photograph on this site in the coming weeks.

    Fair Oak Farm stands above the Whitewell Gorge where the Fairy Holes Caves are located, and is at the eastern end of the southern group of Bowland Fells where to the west the Bleasdale Circle is located.

    See FORTHCOMING EVENTS for our next Field Trip to this area on 30th June 2011.
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    Paulus

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    Re: FAIR OAK CIRCLE, LITTLE BOWLAND, SD 648 458

    Post  Paulus on Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:12 am

    lowergate wrote:FAIR OAK CIRCLE, LITTLE BOWLAND, SD 648 458

    1980's aerial photography identified a large circular earthwork at Fair Oak Farm. The circle has a surrounding ditch and bank enclosing a raised circular mound of approximately 100m in diameter. It is thought that the feature may represent Bronze/Iron Age settlement in the area, and may possibily be a villige site.

    Aerial photograpy has identified a number of possible settlement sites in the area between Dinkling Green and the River Hodder at Whitewell and in the area around Whitmore below Totridge Fell. The largest being that at Fair Oak.

    Back in the 1980's I fully surveyed the site and shall put up the diagrams and the aerial photograph on this site in the coming weeks.

    Fair Oak Farm stands above the Whitewell Gorge where the Fairy Holes Caves are located, and is at the eastern end of the southern group of Bowland Fells where to the west the Bleasdale Circle is located.

    See FORTHCOMING EVENTS for our next Field Trip to this area on 30th June 2011.

    Sounds good John. Just had a gander at GoogleEarth to see if I can find owt, but couldn't make much out. Any photos you've got would be good. I've already made out a prelim profile of the site to go on TNA.

    See y' on the 30th!

    Cheers - Paul Cool

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