Round cairn on Broad Flats

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1010546

Date first listed: 08-Feb-1995

Map

Ordnance survey map of Round cairn on Broad Flats
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Location

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven (District Authority)

Parish: Malham

National Park: YORKSHIRE DALES

National Grid Reference: SD 90706 64108

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.

The cairn is a well preserved example of this monument type.

History

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Details

This small round cairn is situated in a sheltered valley between limestone outcrops. It is largely turf-covered with a diameter of 6.5m and height of 0.5m. Its periphery is clearly marked by a kerb of earthfast stones.

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: 24517

Legacy System: RSM

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