Monument details

HER Number:1539
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Round cairn 200m SW of Sutton Hall


This turf-covered cairn is a Scheduled Monument. It has been mutilated by ploughing and the top has been disturbed, exposing stones. It was partly excavated in 1962 when a small number of secondary cremations were found, but not the primary burial. The cairn was found to be composed mainly of river cobbles, and these have since been robbed for the farmyard. It is a Scheduled Monument.

Round barrows are a type of burial mound, particularly used in the Bronze Age. Mounds of earth and stone were placed over a burial or cremation. A single barrow could be re-used for several later burials.


Monument Types

  • FUNERARY SITE (Burial site, Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
  • MOUND (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1007397: Round Cairn 200M South-West Of Sutton Hall

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