Keys to the Past

Burnt mound, 1km north-east of Quarry House (Bavington)

Originally thought to be a burial cairn this monument has now been identified as a burnt mound, comprising fire-cracked stones. The mound dates from the Bronze Age and stands by the edge of the Throckrington Burn. It is roughly oval in plan, measuring 13m by 12m by 1m high, and burnt stones are visible poking out of the surface. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N9540
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Bavington

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