Keys to the Past

Round Cairn (Matfen)

These are the remains of a Bronze Age round cairn. It is built of stone and earth and is over 16m wide. The to of the mound is very flat and may have been carefully levelled. During the 19th century, and unknown antiquarian uncovered the remains of two stone-lined graves containing the remains of a cremation.

Reference number:N10298
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1961; J L Davidson
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1967; R W Emsley



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Matfen


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