Features at Under the Uplands

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Basic Information

  • Enclosure 01


  • Context: UTU_4001
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    • Victoria Camp
    • Hugh Fiske
    • 18-8-2016


    • Rectangular, abutts Bank 02 at its junction with B04. Entrance to NE may be approached by two lines of stones c. 0.4x0.5m, possibly utilising natural outcrop to create a funnelled approach. Slight outward bulge to NW corner suggests E01 may be an enclosure for a building, rather than the wall foundations. 384191.76E - 465275.13N - 451.91M This was allocated E01 in Martlew R. 2007. Langcliffe Scar Local Nature Reserve. Archaeological Survey. Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust.
      • Hugh Fiske
    • 18-8-2016

Dating Narrative

    • This enclosure is one of 20 enclosures that vary in size and shape from square and rectangular to sub square and sub rectangular and were investigated by an aerial and topographic survey by Roger Martlew in 2007. They are part of a landscape that is assigned to be general Iron Age/Romano British, although there might also have been earlier phases of use of the area. Besides several linear banks, the enclosure are ‘by far the most extensive remains in the holding’ and have probably been constructed for habitation or stock control. In fact, Victoria Camp ‘may be part of a wider area of linear banks and enclosures’. However, the exact chronology and character of associations is difficult to assess. The enclosures consist of ‘free-standing features as well as banks’, creating different kinds of formations. Some of the smaller enclosures surround possible hut circles, while others are set along natural features. The ‘underlying soil consists of deep accumulations and shallow deposits which support the overlying vegetation consisting of Tufted Hair Grass’ and most of the features don’t contain large stones and don’t exceed a height of 0.5m. This particular enclosure is likely to have been a rectangular building that is linked to another enclosure (E02) by a linear bank (B04) (Martlew, R. D. 2007. Langcliffe Scar Local Nature Reserve Archaeological Survey 2007. Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust).
      • Johanna Ungemach
    • 29-9-2016