Cairn on west flank of High Black Hill, 210m ENE of the shooting shelter in Middleton Moor Enclosure

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1014182

Date first listed: 12-Jan-1996

Map

Ordnance survey map of Cairn on west flank of High Black Hill, 210m ENE of the shooting shelter in Middleton Moor Enclosure
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Location

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate (District Authority)

Parish: Middleton

National Grid Reference: SE 11833 52151

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.

Although disturbed, this cairn still retains evidence of its original form and of any burials placed within it.

History

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Details

The monument includes a cairn situated in Middleton Moor Enclosure, on the west flank of High Black Hill. An accurate NGR for the monument is SE 11833 52145. It is circular in shape and is composed of a scatter of rocks. The cairn is 8m in diameter and 0.8m high.

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: 28036

Legacy System: RSM

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