Round Cairn on Western Slopes of Dour Hill, 250m South West of Summit

Northumberland

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Bronze Age
Coffin

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Northumberland County Council

Parish

Rochester

Parliamentary Constituency

Hexham

Grid Reference

SJ794794 (379400, 602100)

WGS84 Coordinates

55.3125, -2.32459

Nearest Postcode

NE19 1TF

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Notes

A round cairn of Bronze Age date situated in a prominent location on the western slopes of Dour Hill, some 170 metres of Dour Hill Long Cairn (NT 70 SE 10). The cairn is visible as an annular bank of stone and earth 3 metres wide and 12 metres in diameter. Within the interior there is a cist, or stone coffin which measures 1.4 metres by 0.8 metres and is 0.5 metres deep. A large slab of stone, which served as the capstone of the cist is lying immediately to its south west. In 1975 the capstone was removed by machine during forestry operations in the area, and the interior was excavated. The fragments of what were thought to be the skeletons of two children, several pieces of Bronze Age pottery, part of a hazlenut shell and a complete Bronze Age pot were removed. It is thought that the pieces of pottery came from a second pot which had been robbed from beneath the capstone by earlier antiquaries. Scheduled.

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