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Bronze Age cairn, The Fawns (Kirkwhelpington)

This cairn was built over three thousand years ago, in what archaeologists call the Bronze Age. It was used for the burial of the dead. The cairn as excavated in the 19th century, when two pots containing cremations were found. The cairn also contained a cup marked stone. The cairn is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N10485
Historical period: Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kirkwhelpington


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