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Round cairn, 330m SSW of Deadman's Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Kielder, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.2201 / 55°13'12"N

Longitude: -2.5729 / 2°34'22"W

OS Eastings: 363648.416975

OS Northings: 591914.676324

OS Grid: NY636919

Mapcode National: GBR B8G2.RJ

Mapcode Global: WH8ZV.G210

Entry Name: Round cairn, 330m SSW of Deadman's Cairn

Scheduled Date: 28 November 1994

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009671

English Heritage Legacy ID: 25111

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Kielder

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Falstone with Greystead and Thorneyburn

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

Details

The monument includes the remains of a round cairn of prehistoric date
situated on a south facing slope above Kielder Water. Composed of stone and
earth it is 7m in diameter amd stands to a maximum height of 1m.

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.

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.

The round cairn SSW of Deadman's Cairn survives reasonably well and retains
significant archaeological deposits.

Source: Historic England

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Source: Historic England

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