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Bronze Age cairnfield north-west of Middleton Dean (Cheviotside)

A group of at least 15 stone clearance cairns make up a Bronze Age cairnfield. The largest mound is 12m across and the smallest 2m across and they stand up to 1.5m high. At least three of the cairns have been disturbed in the past through an unrecorded excavation and may be burial cairns. Amongst the cairns is a boulder with a cup and ring mark. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N1766
Historical period: Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Cheviotside
Local History of Cheviotside


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