Keys to the Past

Round Cairn (Alwinton)

This prehistoric round cairn stands to the west of Windy Gyle on the border between England and Scotland. It is made of stone and earth and measures 9m in diameter. There is a shallow hollow 4m wide in the centre of the cairn, the result of excavation in the 19th century. Cairns such as this were often built as burial sites in the Bronze Age. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N421
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Alwinton


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