Keys to the Past

Wandylaw Moor cairnfield (Ellingham)

A group of at least 29 prehistoric cairns lie on the moor. Most of them are round or oval and measure between 1m and 6m across. They were probably created when the surrounding ground was cleared of stones in order to provide areas for cultivation. The remains of a small hut circle also lie amongst the cairns.

Reference number:N4961
Historical period: Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Wandylaw Moor Archaeological Survey 1988; Archaeological Unit for North East England
FIELD SURVEY, Wandylaw Wind Farm, Supplemental Field Survey 2012; CFA Archaeology Ltd

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ellingham


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