Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Northern round cairn on north end of The Tongue, Troutbeck Park

A Scheduled Monument in Lakes, Cumbria

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street or Overhead View
Contributor Photos »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 54.4609 / 54°27'39"N

Longitude: -2.8884 / 2°53'18"W

OS Eastings: 342505.059317

OS Northings: 507639.633721

OS Grid: NY425076

Mapcode National: GBR 8J8V.GP

Mapcode Global: WH827.L4RK

Entry Name: Northern round cairn on north end of The Tongue, Troutbeck Park

Scheduled Date: 12 June 1974

Last Amended: 23 August 1993

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1011594

English Heritage Legacy ID: 22549

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 on a ridge at the northern end of The
Tongue between the valleys of Trout Beck and Hagg Gill. It includes an oval
mound of largely turf-covered stones up to 0.8m high with maximum dimensions
of 13m by 10m. There is a shallow irregularly-shaped central depression 0.1m
deep.

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 monument 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

Other nearby scheduled monuments

AncientMonuments.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact AncientMonuments.uk for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself.

AncientMonuments.uk is a Good Stuff website.