Round Barrow on Boulby Cliffs Known As the Site of Rockcliff Beacon

North Yorkshire

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Bronze Age

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English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

Grid Reference

SE750750 (474953, 519426)

WGS84 Coordinates

54.5644, -0.84067

Nearest Postcode

TS13 4UU

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A Bronze Age round barrow situated in a prominent position towards the summit of Boulby Cliffs. The barrow has an earth and stone mound standing up to 1.7 metres high. It is ovoid in shape and measures 20 metres east to west and 18 metres north to south. Partial excavation by W Hornsby and JD Laverick in 1923 uncovered a cist burial, consisting of stone slabs set into the old ground surface beneath the mound which would have originally surrounded a cremation. The remains of two cremations were found as well as cup marked stones. The barrow was originally one of at least 11 spread along the ridge of Boulby Cliffs in an area which included other prehistoric ritual monuments. Scheduled. The feature is also visible as earthwork on air photographs.

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