Keys to the Past

Round cairns and cremation cemetery north-west of Middleton Dean (Cheviotside)

The remains of two Bronze Age round cairns and an enclosed cremation cemetery survive as earthworks on moorland north-west of Middleton Dean. The cairns were probably built to place burials in and one of them seems to have been partly excavated in the centre. A few metres away is a sub-circular enclosure 11m by 10.5m which archaeologists believe is a cremation cemetery. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N1790
Historical period: 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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