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Round cairn on east flank of Baildon Hill

A Scheduled Monument in Baildon, Bradford

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.8584 / 53°51'30"N

Longitude: -1.7837 / 1°47'1"W

OS Eastings: 414323.500024

OS Northings: 440263.869817

OS Grid: SE143402

Mapcode National: GBR HRZT.MM

Mapcode Global: WHC92.K8TX

Entry Name: Round cairn on east flank of Baildon Hill

Scheduled Date: 14 August 1995

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1012676

English Heritage Legacy ID: 25400

County: Bradford

Civil Parish: Baildon

Built-Up Area: Baildon

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Baildon St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

Details

The monument includes a small round cairn, c.6m in diameter, situated on the
east flank of Baildon Hill in deep bracken. It is flat topped, with stones
visible in the structure and on the downhill slope. The maximum height is c.1m
on the downhill side.

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.

This cairn survives well and forms an important part of the prehistoric
landscape on Baildon Moor.

Source: Historic England

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