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Round cairn, 190m south-east of Titlington Pike

A Scheduled Monument in Hedgeley, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.4365 / 55°26'11"N

Longitude: -1.8613 / 1°51'40"W

OS Eastings: 408875.715126

OS Northings: 615849.999931

OS Grid: NU088158

Mapcode National: GBR H5FL.V0

Mapcode Global: WHC19.CMX6

Entry Name: Round cairn, 190m south-east of Titlington Pike

Scheduled Date: 29 October 1974

Last Amended: 8 December 1993

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1007448

English Heritage Legacy ID: 21016

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Hedgeley

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Eglingham St Maurice

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle


The monument includes a round cairn of Bronze Age date, situated prominently
on the summit of a rise which commands extensive views in all directions. The
cairn is 13m in diameter and stands to a maximum height of 1.5m. A large hole
in the centre of the cairn and a narrow channel leading in a north-easterly
direction from this are thought to be the result of partial antiquarian
excavation. There are traces of a stone kerb around the south-western
perimeter of the cairn.

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.

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

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 disturbance to its centre, the round cairn south-east of
Titlington Pike survives well. Evidence of the manner of construction, and the
nature and duration of its use will be preserved within and beneath the mound.
The monument is one of a group of contemporary monuments in the vicinity;
taken together they provide a clear indication of the extent of Bronze Age
settlement in the area.

Source: Historic England



Source: Historic England

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