Monument details

HER Number:1597
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Round cairn on Reed Hill


The monument is a scheduled round cairn located on the summit of Reed Hill. It includes a slightly oval-shaped mound of partly turf-covered stones up to 1.4m high with maximum dimensions of 16m by 15m. Limited early 20th century excavation of the barrow, by WJ Andrew, located the primary central gritstone cist containing a mass of cremated human bones. A secondary cist was located but found to have been previously emptied.


Monument Types

  • BURIAL CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
  • CIST (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
  • CREMATION (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1011161: Round Cairn On Reed Hill

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