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Round cairn 60m east of Hagg Gill

A Scheduled Monument in Lakes, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.453 / 54°27'10"N

Longitude: -2.8847 / 2°53'5"W

OS Eastings: 342732.47899

OS Northings: 506756.201794

OS Grid: NY427067

Mapcode National: GBR 8J9Y.8H

Mapcode Global: WH827.NBJM

Entry Name: Round cairn 60m east of Hagg Gill

Scheduled Date: 18 October 1993

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1011355

English Heritage Legacy ID: 22558

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Lakes

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Troutbeck Jesus Church

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

Details

The monument is a round cairn located 60m east of Hagg Gill on a hillslope
just above the valley floor. It includes an oval mound of stones up to 0.3m
high with maximum dimensions of 10.8m by 7.5m. The downslope western edge of
the cairn is kerbed with larger granite stones.

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 60m east of Hagg Gill survives well and is a rare survival in
Cumbria of an unexcavated example of this class of monument. It will contain
undisturbed archaeological deposits within the mound and upon the old
landsurface beneath.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Other
Darvill,T., MPP Single Monument Class Description - Bowl Barrows, (1988)

Source: Historic England

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