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Round cairn in Dalby Forest, 340m south of Jingleby Tower

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: Round cairn in Dalby Forest, 340m south of Jingleby Tower

List entry Number: 1020224

Location

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Ryedale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Allerston

National Park: NORTH YORK MOORS

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 07-Nov-2001

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: 35151

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 limited disturbance, the round cairn in Dalby Forest, 340m south of Jingleby Tower has survived well. It is thought to be among only a few burial monuments identified in the Dalby Forest area which do not appear to have been excavated in the past. It will therefore have undisturbed archaeological deposits in the centre relating to the primary burial, which are less likely to survive in part-excavated barrows and cairns. Important evidence for earlier land use and the contemporary environment will also survive beneath the cairn. This cairn is the only one to survive in a group which originally had seven burial monuments. The association with other similar monuments which lie in the surrounding area provides insight into the distribution of ritual and funerary activity across the landscape during the prehistoric period.

History

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Details

The monument includes a round cairn which is situated on level ground on the central plateau of the Tabular Hills. The cairn has a stony mound which measures 8m in diameter and stands up to 0.7m high. The surface of the mound is irregular as a result of modern forestry operations. The barrow 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.

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Northern Archaeological Associates, , North York Moors Forest Survey Phase Two, (1996)
Other
8083.01,

National Grid Reference: SE 88993 88724

Map

Map
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