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Round cairn, 200m south-west of Campville

A Scheduled Monument in Harbottle, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.3152 / 55°18'54"N

Longitude: -2.0876 / 2°5'15"W

OS Eastings: 394534.908724

OS Northings: 602346.153503

OS Grid: NT945023

Mapcode National: GBR F6VZ.TG

Mapcode Global: WHB0M.XN2P

Entry Name: Round cairn, 200m south-west of Campville

Scheduled Date: 4 November 1993

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1011395

English Heritage Legacy ID: 20950

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Harbottle

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Upper Coquetdale

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

Details

The monument includes a cairn of Bronze Age date situated in a forestry
plantation above Dovecrag Burn. The heather-covered cairn measures 8.5m in
diameter and is 0.8m high. The mound is hollowed in the centre and on its
east side, the result of partial excavation in the 19th century.

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 200m south-west of Campville has been subject to partial
excavation in the past, the extent of disturbance is limited and
archaeological deposits survive well. Evidence of the manner of construction
and the nature and duration of use will be preserved within and beneath the
mound.

Source: Historic England

Sources

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NT 90 SW 13,

Source: Historic England

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