Warton Crag Lidar Survey Raw Data: Headlands to Headspace Landscape Partnership Scheme and Historic England

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Introduction

The Heritage Lottery Funded Headlands to Headspace Landscape Partnership Scheme was undertaken between 2014-2018. As part of this Scheme, one of the aims was to undertake additional research and recording of archaeological sites in Morecambe Bay. A particular focus was removing the sites from the Heritage at Risk Register, working in Partnership with Historic England and Arnside and Silverdale AONB Partnership.

A bespoke 25cm Lidar survey was commissioned by Morecambe Bay Partnership and Historic England to provide detailed data to enhance the location of features and understanding of the scheduled monument located on the summit of Warton Crag and surrounding landscape, the site was poorly understood and is currently (March 2019) on the Heritage at Risk Register. The Lidar survey allowed further ground investigations to be undertaken by Historic England and propose a new interpretation for the function of the site; a hilltop enclosure of possible late Bronze Age date. Work is ongoing to enable the site to be removed from the Heritage at Risk register through a conservation management plan for the site.