Prehistoric Cairnfield and Two Associated Hut Circles on Corney Fell, 860m North of Buckbarrow Bridge
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Cumbria County Council
Copeland Borough Council
SJ133133 (313296, 491223)
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A Bronze Age cairnfield with two associated hut circles located on the west facing slopes of Corney Fell. It includes a short length of stone bank and about 40 round and oval shaped clearance cairns up to 0.6 metres high, the round cairns measuring between 1.5 metres to 6.2 metres in diameter, the oval shaped cairns measuring between 2.8 metres to 6.7 metres long by 2 metres to 5.1 metres wide. The majority of the cairns occupy a small natural terrace on the hillside overlooking the remainder of the cairns within this cairnfield. On the northern edge of this terrace, at SD13369127, there is a hut circle measuring 11 metres by 7 metres with a small three sided enclosure attached to its northern side. On the hillslope immediately below the terrace lie the remainder of the cairns, including an alignment of five interpreted as representing the line of an old boundary in which sporadic patches of stone were piled against a fence or hedge. At SD13259114, at the southern edge of this group of cairns, there are the ill defined remains of a hut circle situated against a prominent curved stone bank which, with faint traces of other banks, may have originally formed a small enclosure. Scheduled.
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