Round cairn, 100m ENE of Dunns Cottage
- Heritage Category:
- Scheduled Monument
- List Entry Number:
- Date first listed:
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
- Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
- National Grid Reference:
- NY 86417 93866
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 the fact that its upper part has been robbed of stone, the round cairn 100m ENE of Dunns Cottage survives reasonably well and retains significant archaeological deposits. It will contribute to our knowledge and understanding of Bronze Age settlement and activity in the area.
The monument includes the remains of a round cairn of Bronze Age date,
situated on raised ground with extensive views across the valley of the River
Rede. The cairn, of earth and stone, measures 20m in diameter and stands to a
maximum height of 0.5m.
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.
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Books and journals
MacLaughlan, H, Memoir on a Survey of the Watling Street, (1852)
Ny 89 SE 09,
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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