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Bronze Age burial cairn at Midfell (Kielder)

Between approximately 2500 and 4500 years ago, during a period archaeologists call the Bronze Age, people built this round cairn for the burial of their dead. At some time in the medieval or post-medieval period, a shepherd's bothy has been constructed within the cairn itself. The bothy does not seem to have disturbed any burials, and archaeologists think the central burial within the cairn may still be intact. Midfell round cairn is a scheduled monument, protected by law.

Reference number:N6230
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1977; S Ainsworth
TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Mid Fell cairn, Tynedale, Northumberland 1998; RCHME

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Kielder

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