Head Road round cairn

North Yorkshire

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Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

North Yorkshire County Council

District Council

Ryedale District Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Thirsk and Malton

Grid Reference

SE821821 (482140, 494180)

WGS84 Coordinates

54.3364, -0.73654

Nearest Postcode

YO18 8HU

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A group of between fifteen and eighteen cairns of possible Bronze Age date, lie within an area of afforestation. Some have been destroyed by tree planting, whilst others have been planted around. The form of the cairns suggests one may be a round cairn, but the majority are potentially stone clearance cairns, and may be more recent in date, although this is not certain. Some of these features were mapped as part of the North York Moors National Park NMP project. The cairnfield is masked by tree cover on vertical photographs taken in 2009.

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