Round cairn 230m west of Bleara Lowe

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1008915

Date first listed: 24-Feb-1971

Date of most recent amendment: 20-Aug-1994

Map

Ordnance survey map of Round cairn 230m west of Bleara Lowe
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Location

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

County: Lancashire

District: Pendle (District Authority)

Parish: Earby

National Grid Reference: SD 92427 45396

Summary

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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.

Despite limited disturbance to the monument's summit, the round cairn 230m west of Bleara Lowe survives reasonably well. It will contain undisturbed archaeological deposits within the mound and upon the old landsurface beneath.

History

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Details

The monument includes a round cairn located on Bleara Moor 230m west of Bleara Lowe. It includes a partly mutilated slightly oval mound of peat and heather-covered stones up to 1.2m high with maximum dimensions of 23m NNE-SSW by 21m WNW-ESE.

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: 23718

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Other
Darvill, T, MPP Single Monument Class Descriptions - Bowl Barrows, (1989)
FMW Report, Capstick, B, SAM Report, (1993)
SMR No. 336, Lancs SMR, Bleara Lowe B, (1993)

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