Live Moor Hillfort :: Shared Description

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"A previously unrecorded promontory fort was identified by D. Smith on air photographs and later surveyed by him and G. W. Goodall. A single rampart with external ditch extends across the west-facing spur of Live Moor to enclose an area of approximately 2 acres known as Knolls End. Where best preserved the rampart is 7.3m wide and 2.3m high externally and .5m internally, while the ditch is up to 1.5m wide and .6m deep with a fragmentary counter scarp bank. The work has been mutilated by quarrying and associated trackways, but a gap in the rampart and ditch at NZ 49640126 probably represents an original entrance" YAS 51, 1978.

And from Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology of North-East Yorkshire edited by D A Spratt, 1990

"The small promontory fort at Live Moor (0.8 ha) stands on the north-west corner of the moors. It has two visible ramparts, an earlier one just inside the outer, later one at its south-western end. There is a central entrance, whence a hollow- way runs up the hill slope to the Live Moor cairnfield. This is the highest of any of these early field systems (315m) and as such is arguably Bronze Age, unlikely to persist into the Iron Age, which might suggest an early date for the fort. The fort, only recently discovered (Smith, 1979), has not been excavated, but shows no signs of hut structures."
by Mick Garratt
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NZ4901 : Live Moor Hillfort  - entrance on the right by Mick Garratt
NZ4901 : Live Moor Hillfort by Mick Garratt
NZ4901 : Live Moor Hillfort by Mick Garratt

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Created: Fri, 25 Mar 2016, Updated: Sun, 8 May 2016

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