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Cairn on Midgley Moor, 400m north east of Upper Han Royd

A Scheduled Monument in Hebden Royd, Calderdale

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7412 / 53°44'28"N

Longitude: -1.9636 / 1°57'48"W

OS Eastings: 402497.906281

OS Northings: 427198.909909

OS Grid: SE024271

Mapcode National: GBR GTQ5.PM

Mapcode Global: WHB8F.T749

Entry Name: Cairn on Midgley Moor, 400m north east of Upper Han Royd

Scheduled Date: 19 March 1999

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1018810

English Heritage Legacy ID: 31523

County: Calderdale

Civil Parish: Hebden Royd

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Luddenden with Luddendenfoot

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

Details

The monument includes a large cairn on Midgley Moor, near the southern edge of
a natural terrace 400m NNE of Upper Han Royd. The cairn measures 16m in
diameter and 0.8m in height. The centre of the cairn has had stone removed in
the past, leaving a broad hollow giving the appearance of a circular bank.

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 cairn 400m north east of Upper Han Royd survives well and will retain
important archaeological information.

Source: Historic England

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