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Stony Raise cairn, Greenber Edge.

A Scheduled Monument in Bainbridge, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.2779 / 54°16'40"N

Longitude: -2.0773 / 2°4'38"W

OS Eastings: 395061.356386

OS Northings: 486921.397089

OS Grid: SD950869

Mapcode National: GBR FLYZ.17

Mapcode Global: WHB5P.2Q2V

Entry Name: Stony Raise cairn, Greenber Edge.

Scheduled Date: 3 September 1926

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1010537

English Heritage Legacy ID: 24507

County: North Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Bainbridge

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Details

This large cairn is situated on a terrace on the northern slopes of Stake
Fell. It is crossed by a modern stone wall running north west to south east.
The cairn has a diameter of 30m and is approximately 2m high. It has been much
disturbed and denuded particularly on the west side of the wall, being fully
exposed with no vegetation cover. The disturbance on this side of the monument
has also exposed a 1m square stone slab still in its original position. On the
east side are a number of hollows up to 1.5m deep where stones have been
removed. The northernmost hollow has a diameter of 5m with coursed stone
visible on its west and south faces. To the south east of this, another
slightly larger hollow displays coursed stones on its east face. To the east
of the field wall on the south side the line of outer kerb stones is still
visible. The modern field walls are excluded from the scheduling although the
ground beneath them is included.

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.

Although the cairn has been partially disturbed, much of it survives
intact and will retain further archaeological deposits.

Source: Historic England

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