Keys to the Past

Simonside Cairn (Whitton and Tosson)

This large cairn stands on the western summit of Simonside Hill, overlooking the Coquet valley. It has been constructed on a rocky outcrop with wide views in all directions. The well-preserved stone is built from large stone boulders. It is probably a Bronze Age burial mound. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N10726
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Simonside Archaeological Landscape Project 1999; LANCASTER UNIVERSITY ARCHAEOLOGICAL UNIT

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Source of Reference
Local History of Whitton and Tosson


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