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Round cairns west of Middle House (Newbrough and Fourstones)

A group of three Bronze Age round cairns stand on the edge of steep slopes above the Settlingstones Burn. They measure between 8m and 10m in diameter and stand about 1m high. One of the cairns appears to have been disturbed in the centre and this is probably the result of a partial excavation in the 19th century. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N7568
Historical period: Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Newbrough and Fourstones

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