Round cairn, 500m north-west of Crookdene Farm

Overview

Heritage Category:
Scheduled Monument
List Entry Number:
1007530
Date first listed:
08-Dec-1993

Map

Ordnance survey map of Round cairn, 500m north-west of Crookdene Farm
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Location

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Bavington
National Grid Reference:
NY 97147 83557

Reasons for Designation

Round cairns are prehistoric funerary monuments dating to the Bronze Age (c.2000-700 BC). They were constructed as stone mounds covering single or multiple burials. These burials may be placed within the mound in stone-lined compartments called cists. In some cases the cairn was surrounded by a ditch. Often occupying prominent locations, cairns are a major visual element in the modern landscape. They are a relatively common feature of the uplands and are the stone equivalent of the earthen round barrows of the lowlands. Their considerable variation in form and longevity as a monument type provide important information on the diversity of beliefs and social organisation amongst early prehistoric communities. They are particularly representative of their period and a substantial proportion of surviving examples are considered worthy of protection.

The round cairn north-west of Crookdene Farm survives well and retains substantial and significant archaeological deposits. Few round cairns survive in this area and this one is an important addition to their number.

Details

The monument includes a round cairn of Bronze Age date, situated on a raised knoll near the end of a promontory formed by the confluence of the Ferneyrigg and the Crookdean Burns. The cairn is 8m in diameter and stands to a maximum height of 1.7m. A shallow hollow at the centre of the mound is the result of an unrecorded partial excavation.

MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract. It includes a 2 metre boundary around the archaeological features, considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
21046
Legacy System:
RSM

Sources

Other
1661,

Legal

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

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