Parrock Wood, Rigg Wood and Knott End Wood, Cumbria. Survey Report

Author(s): Christopher Dunn, Amy Lax

Between December 1997 and March 1998 the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (RCHME) carried out an archaeological survey and investigation of archaeological sites in Parrock Wood, Rigg Wood and Knott End Wood near the village of Haverthwaite in Cumbria. In Parrock Wood a total of sixteen charcoal burning platforms (pitsteads), two bark peeler's huts with dry-stone walls and a potash kiln were surveyed. Twelve and seven pitsteads were located and surveyed in Rigg Wood and Knott End Wood respectively. In addition, the remnants of former enclosure walls were recorded in all three woods suggesting that the area had once been divided up into fields. Some of these walls were clearly related to a track, defined on each side by a side wall, which is now the boundary between Parrock Wood and Rigg Wood. (This was report number 17/1998 in a previous series)

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