Keys to the Past

Round Cairn (Belsay)

A round cairn, 10m in diameter, is on the east slopes of Sharp Law close to Bygate Farm. The cairn is built from stone and earth and shows signs of having been disturbed at its centre in the past. A cist or stone-coffin containing a human skull and a

Reference number:N10237
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1961; E G Cameron
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1968; D Smith



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Belsay


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