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    New prehistoric enclosure on Bingley Moor found

    Paulus
    Paulus


    Join date : 2009-08-20
    Location : Yorkshire

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    Post  Paulus Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:13 pm

    A bunch of TNA fanatics (there can be no other word for 'em!) - including Mikki, PaulH, Bob & Tricia - were out on a leisurely walk up Ilkley Moor yesterday, where, around midday, the heavens opened and we all ended up saturated! Twas awesome! The moors were already saturated and the main footpath was like a decent swamp for most of the way, which Bob got engulfed in and Tricia fell head-face into! affraid Our initial intention was to check out the newly-found cairn circle located up there last summer, but mi nose was dragged astray, when some old rocks beckoned...

    New prehistoric enclosure on Bingley Moor found Bingle11

    After a bit of to-ing & fro-ing through bog and shallow swamp, some very obvious prehistoric walling was found, in an area that has no previous record of prehistoric remains. The walling was low, but similar to the structure at Brackenhall Circle above Shipley Glen - i.e., a double-walled arc of low stones, here running for 25 yards in an arc into the deep heather, where we lost sight of it. What may be a singular cairn (summat man-made anyay!) lies at the side of the old walling as it entered the deep heather.

    New prehistoric enclosure on Bingley Moor found Bingle12

    About 100 yards away we found another more extensive line of ancient walling running through the shallow heather and into deeper vegetation, where we could thankfully trace it for 100 yards or so before it disappeared into the heaths. None of these remains are in the archaeological record. On one of the rocks close to the 'cairn' was an obvious cup-marked stone with another fainter one by its side. What looks like a carved half-ring encircled the left-hand side of the main cup-mark. This aint in the record-books either.

    Sorry about the poor state of the photos here, but the downpouring was heavy at times and visibility in the fog wasn't good. We might get up here agin in the coming month or 3 and if we do, we'll try getting some better images. Huge thanks to Tricia, Bob, PaulH & Mikki for gerrin out & about and suceeding once again. spot-on
    Sunbright57
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    Join date : 2011-02-10
    Age : 66
    Location : Nelson - the one in Lancashire sorry to say!

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    Post  Sunbright57 Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:27 pm

    Great new discovery Paulus. Have you, by chance, got a photo of Tricia taking an early bath up on them moors. I've got this kinda thought in my mind !!!!!New prehistoric enclosure on Bingley Moor found 2896762703
    Paulus
    Paulus


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    Post  Paulus Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:42 pm

    Sunbright57 wrote:Great new discovery Paulus. Have you, by chance, got a photo of Tricia taking an early bath up on them moors. I've got this kinda thought in my mind !!!!!New prehistoric enclosure on Bingley Moor found 2896762703

    'fraid not Ray! It would have looked good - though we were all more concerned that she was alright. But she was covered in mud all over her front. By the time we got back down off the moor, the rain had washed a lot of it off. Then Paul took us all for a drink & a meal. We were the wettest & scruffiest bunch in the bar by far! Razz
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    Otter36


    Join date : 2011-12-13
    Location : West Yorkshire

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    Post  Otter36 Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:49 pm

    defo looks like a raised area

    will look into getting an aerial view

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