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Cairn on Hawksworth Moor; largest one of a group of cairns

A Scheduled Monument in Burley, Bradford

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.8918 / 53°53'30"N

Longitude: -1.7852 / 1°47'6"W

OS Eastings: 414215.566151

OS Northings: 443981.305253

OS Grid: SE142439

Mapcode National: GBR HRZF.9M

Mapcode Global: WHC8W.KF4T

Entry Name: Cairn on Hawksworth Moor; largest one of a group of cairns

Scheduled Date: 1 May 1995

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1010352

English Heritage Legacy ID: 25280

County: Bradford

Civil Parish: Burley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Guiseley St Oswald King and Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

Details

The monument includes a circular cairn of small stones, 11.5m in diameter and
1m high, situated on Hawksworth Moor.
The cairn was originally domed in shape but was dug into at an unknown date
and there is now a hollow in the centre.


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

Rombalds Moor is an eastern outlier of the main Pennine range lying between
the valleys of the Wharfe and the Aire. The bulk of this area of 90 sq km of
rough moorland lies over 200m above sea level. The moor is particularly rich
in remains of prehistoric activity. The most numerous relics are the rock
carvings which can be found on many of the boulders and outcrops scattered
across the moor. Burial monuments, stone circles and a range of enclosed
settlements are also known.
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.
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. A substantial proportion of surviving examples are
considered worthy of protection.

Although this cairn has suffered limited disturbance, it will still retain
evidence of its original form and of the burials placed within it.

Source: Historic England

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