Devil's Lapful Neolithic cairn, Castle Hill (Kielder)
Between 4500 and 6000 years ago, during a period archaeologists call the Neolithic, people built this long cairn on the south west slopes of Castle Hill, for the burial of their dead. Since the long cairn was built, some stones have been removed. The Devil's Lapful Neolithic long cairn is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)|
|Legal status:||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
|Event(s):||FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1970; B H Pritchard|
TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, The Devil's Lapful, Tynedale, Northumberland: an archaeological survey report 1997; RCHME
Source of Reference
Local History of Kielder
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