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Dry stone walls, Whaw

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Dry stone walls, Whaw

YDNPA, 2004,


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Dry stone walls, Whaw

Historical Environment Record No: MYD36609

Parish: Arkengarthdale

OS Grid Reference: NY984044

Dale: Swaledale

Link to Archaeology Data Service:
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/collections/blurbs/420.cfm

Description

A number of field walls in this area are much wider than they need to be. This is because they have been used as dumping points for stone collected up over the years as the fields were being mowed. A smooth land surface is essential if hay is to be mown efficiently.


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