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Cairn on Stainforth Scar, 180m east of Hawes Close Barn

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 Stainforth Scar, 180m east of Hawes Close Barn

List entry Number: 1014359

Location

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Stainforth

National Park: YORKSHIRE DALES

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 07-Feb-1996

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: RSM

UID: 28406

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 slightly disturbed this remains a substantial monument in a prominent location and retaining further archaeological deposits.

History

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Details

The cairn is situated on a east facing hill overlooking Ribblesdale. It has a diameter of 15m although the western edge has disappeared with the erosion of the scarp beneath. The cairn is somewhat eroded as a result of stone being removed and reused for nearby walling, however on the north eastern edge is a well defined kerb. The remains of stone settings are also indicated in places.

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 82566 66892

Map

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