Keys to the Past

Ants Hills cairnfield (Elsdon)

Less than half a mile north-west of Tod Crag is an area of forest that was once open country. There were at least twelve cairns here, of later prehistoric date, before the trees were planted. The cairns were known as Ants Hills burial mounds. It is possible that most of this cairnfield has been destroyed by tree planting. The cairns that survive are a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N9785
Historical period: Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Elsdon


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