Prehistoric Cairnfield and Associated Field System on Waberthwaite Fell, on the North Bank of Charlesground Gill, 880m South East of High Corney
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Cumbria County Council
Copeland Borough Council
SJ132132 (313207, 492627)
A small Bronze Age cairnfield and associated field system located on a gently sloping terrace on Waberthwaite Fell, 880 metres south east of High Corney. It includes a group of 30 oval shped clearance cairns measuring between 1.2 metres to 7.4 metres long by 1.2 metres to 6.9 metres wide and up to 0.55 metres high. Some of these cairns form alignments which are interpreted as representing the line of old field boundaries in which sporadic patches of stone clearance were piled against heges or fences. One of the cairn alignements forms the western boundary of the cairnfield, while two other parallel alignments of cairns functioned as prehistoric field boundaries and run downslope 12 metres apart. The field between these two boundaries has been deliberately cleared of surface stone in order to facilitate unhindered use of the plough during agricultural cultivatioin. Scheduled.