Prehistoric Long Cairn on Stainton Fell, 940m North East of Rowantree Force
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Cumbria County Council
Copeland Borough Council
SJ148148 (314790, 494617)
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A Neolithic long cairn located on the summit of a small natural rise on enclosed moorland on the western slope of Stainton Fell, 940 metres north east of Rowantree Force. The long cairn is orientated east-west and is very well defined at the western end but merges into the natural slope at the eastern end. It measures 27 metres long by 13 metres wide and up to 1.5 metres high. At the western end there are a group of stones considered to originally have been portal stones or the remains of a straight frontal facade. The monument closely resembles a siliarly sized long cairn at Lochill in south west Scotland which was excavated and dated to about 3100 BC. Scheduled.
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