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Debdon Moor cairnfield (Cartington)

An extensive Bronze Age cairnfield lies on and near the crest of a low ridge. It is made up of at least 30 stone clearance cairns ranging in size from 4m to 10m diameter and standing up to 1.5m high. The two largest cairns have been partially excavated, probably in the 19th century, and one may have been a burial cairn. Standing amongst the cairns is a standing stone and a cup marked stone. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N2930
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Cartington


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