Round cairn 830m south west of Jingleby Tower
- Heritage Category:
- Scheduled Monument
- List Entry Number:
- Date first listed:
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
- North Yorkshire
- Ryedale (District Authority)
- National Park:
- NORTH YORK MOORS
- National Grid Reference:
- SE 88268 88581
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 limited disturbance, the round cairn 830m south west of Jingleby Tower has survived well. Significant information about the original form of the cairn and the burials placed within it will be preserved. Evidence for earlier land use and the contemporary environment will also survive beneath the cairn. This cairn belongs to a group of four burial monuments, the other three of which are the subject of separate schedulings. Such clusters provide important insight into the development of ritual and funerary practice during the Bronze Age.
The monument includes a round cairn which is situated on level ground in Dalby
Forest, on the central plateau of the Tabular Hills.
The cairn has a stony mound which measures 8m in diameter and stands up to
0.5m high. Partial excavation in the past has left a hollow to the east of the
centre of the mound.
The cairn lies in an area which has many other prehistoric monuments,
including further burials and the remains of prehistoric land division.
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.
The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.
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Books and journals
Northern Archaeological Associates, , North York Moors Forest Survey Phase Two, (1996)
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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
End of official listing