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Round cairn 450m north east of East Crindledikes

A Scheduled Monument in Bardon Mill, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.0041 / 55°0'14"N

Longitude: -2.3327 / 2°19'57"W

OS Eastings: 378815.637742

OS Northings: 567771.616366

OS Grid: NY788677

Mapcode National: GBR DB4K.SZ

Mapcode Global: WH90Y.4HG5

Entry Name: Round cairn 450m north east of East Crindledikes

Scheduled Date: 19 March 1999

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1018534

English Heritage Legacy ID: 28585

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Bardon Mill

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Beltingham with Henshaw

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle


The monument includes the remains of a round cairn of Bronze Age date,
situated in a prominent position on the top of an east-west ridge. The flat
topped cairn, of stone and earth construction, measures a maximum of 12m in
diameter and stands to a maximum height of 0.6m.

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 450m north east of East Crindledikes is well preserved and
retains significant archaeological deposits. It is one of a number of
prehistoric monuments in the Hadrian's Wall corridor which, taken together,
will add greatly to our knowledge and understanding of settlement and activity
at this time.

Source: Historic England


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Source: Historic England

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