Cairnfield Including Ring Cairn and Cup and Ring Marked Rocks 500m North West of Snook Bank


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Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Northumberland County Council



Parliamentary Constituency


Grid Reference

SE126126 (412642, 605411)

WGS84 Coordinates

55.3425, -1.80065

Nearest Postcode

NE65 8EJ

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The scheduled monument includes an extensive cairnfield of Bronze Age date situated on a fell sandstone ridge on the south slope of Glantlees Hill. The cairnfield forms two clusters, one concentration lies on the flatter hilltop and a second is clustered on the slope around the sandstone outcrop; within this second cluster is a discrete group of six round cairns which appear to be focused around a ring cairn. A total of 29 cairns have been identified. A number of the cairns have clearly visible kerbstones and one of the cairns has the remains of a stone cist visible within the centre mound. The largest cairn within the group lies close to the western edge of the cairnfield and is connected to a length of prehistoric walling. This walling may mark the western boundary of the cairnfield. A row of early 19th century boundary stones lie within the southern end of the cairnfield. They are listed Grade II and are also included in the scheduling.

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