Keys to the Past

Round Cairn (Heddon-on-the-Wall)

These are the remains of a Bronze Age round cairn standing on top of a natural hill. It is a large mound of stone and earth. Although it was probably originally built as a burial mound, it was reused in the mid-16th century as a beacon during warfare in the area. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N10867
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Heddon-on-the-Wall


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