Bowl Barrow (Belsay)
This well-preserved turf-covered round barrow is known as Stop Hill. It sits on a low ridge with extensive views. It is built of earth and was probably revetted with stone. The mound is 20m in diameter and is still 2m high. Traces of a circular ditch surround the mound. The ditch was formed by digging earth to build the mound. Barrows like this were built in the Bronze Age and usually covered graves. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)|
|Legal status:||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
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Source of Reference
Local History of Belsay
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