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Thwaite prehistoric enclosure

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Thwaite enclosure

YDNPA, 2004,

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YDNPA, 2004,

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Thwaite prehistoric enclosure

Historical Environment Record No: MYD36616

Parish: Muker

OS Grid Reference: SD894980

Dale: Swaledale

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A small hilltop enclosure with an earth and stone bank and an outer ditch. It is one of a series of such defended enclosures along Swaledale. Probably of Iron Age date.


View from right hand side of road, on B6270 200 metres south of Thwaite. No public access.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Thwaite. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Viewable from roadside.

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