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Cairn on Old Pasture, 820m south east of Bull Scar

List Entry Summary

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 Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Cairn on Old Pasture, 820m south east of Bull Scar

List entry Number: 1014357

Location

The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Conistone with Kilnsey

National Park: YORKSHIRE DALES

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 06-Mar-1996

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: RSM

UID: 27939

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

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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 the cairn has been slightly disturbed much of it survives intact displaying a diversity of features and retaining further archaeological deposits. It is also one of a number of associated prehistoric monuments on Old Pasture.

History

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Details

The monument includes a substantial cairn situated on an upland plateau surrounded by higher land on all sides. It has a diameter of 18m and includes a limestone kerb which is visible for almost all the circumference of the cairn. In addition stone settings are visible on the north east edge. The cairn stands to a maximum height of 1.5m with stones protruding through the thin turf in places. The centre of the cairn has been slightly disturbed and a section of later walling in the form of a low bank runs over the cairn from the south and is included in the scheduling. The cairn is one of a number of associated prehistoric monuments on Old Pasture.

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.

Selected Sources

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National Grid Reference: SD 99574 67368

Map

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