Keys to the Past

Cairn on Barracker Rigg (Otterburn)

This Bronze Age cairn lies on land also occupied by later farmers. In particular, the cairn is surrounded by Iron Age cord rig, which forms part of a wider multi-period settlement. The cairn is probably a burial cairn and is part of a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N8170
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

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Otterburn

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