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Comb Scar hut circle, Malham Tarn

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Comb Scar hut circle - excavation plan (Arthur Raistrick)


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Comb Scar hut circle, Malham Tarn

Historical Environment Record No: MYD3805

Parish: Malham Moor

OS Grid Reference: SD894648

Dale: Malhamdale

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The remains of a sub-rectangular house measuring 6 metres by 5.5 metres internally were excavated below Comb Scar in the early 1960s. The walls were found to be around 2 metres thick and 1 metre high. They were built of boulders, some very large, placed radially across the wall. The north wall of the house was built into the base of a scree slope, using large boulders in the scree to form one side of a passage entrance 3.5 metres long. A post hole was found at the centre of the house presumably to support a timber roof. Bronze Age flints and fragments of pottery indicate that the building was Bronze Age in date. Source: Raistrick, A & Holmes P F (1962) 'The Archaeology of Malham Moor' Field Studies. Vol 1 pp73-100


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