Round Cairn 450m South-East of Castle Folds


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Bronze Age
Round Cairn

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Cumbria County Council

District Council

Eden District Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Penrith and The Border

Grid Reference

SJ653653 (365265, 508963)

WGS84 Coordinates

54.4747, -2.53608

Nearest Postcode

CA10 3SQ

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Round cairn 450m south-east of Castle Folds. A slightly oval mound of partly turf-covered limestone rubble up to 2.3m high with maximum dimensions of 17.8m by 16.5m. At the monument's centre is an oval hollow created by limited antiquarian investigation. Excavation found a rock cut grave measuring 2.45m by 1.45m by 0.6m deep containing a male skeleton over 1.8m tall placed on the left side with hands up to the face, a triangular chert implement was placed near the head. Three secondary burials, described as Anglian, were also located; scheduled.

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