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Cairn on a low ridge on the east side of Ravock, Bowes Moor, 860m west south west of West Stoney Keld

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 a low ridge on the east side of Ravock, Bowes Moor, 860m west south west of West Stoney Keld

List entry Number: 1016607

Location

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

County:

District: County Durham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Bowes

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 16-Apr-1999

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

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: RSM

UID: 31817

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.

Despite some stone robbing the cairn on the east side of Ravock, Bowes Moor, 860m west south west of West Stoney Keld survives reasonably well and will retain significant information on prehistoric land use on the moor. It is also part of a wider prehistoric landscape in the area which includes further cairns and field systems.

History

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Details

The monument includes a cairn on a low ridge east of a small stream on the east side of Ravock. It is situated 57m south east of a sheep fold, between two areas of prehistoric fields and cairns which are the subject of separate schedulings. The cairn consists of a low, sub-circular mound of sandstone rubble, 6.5m in diameter and 0.3m high. Stone has been removed from the cairn in the past for walling.

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: NY 96445 14671

Map

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