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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 745
 Date Entered 19/08/2013
 Updated on 19/08/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Burial Mounds and Cairns
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 10/08/2013
 Location Jack Standards.
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid NY 822 054
 Altitude 635m
 Geology Namurian strata. Lower Howgate Edge Grit.
 Record Name Prominent round cairn at Jack Standards.
 Record Description This loosely constructed round cairn has been described by Andrew Fleming (Fleming, 1998, Figure 8.2) as a probable Bronze Age cairn and the fact that this cairn occupies such a fine location overlooking the Vale of Eden and Mallerstang where several similar Bronze Age monuments testify to Bronze Age activity, lends weight to this interpretation. The cairn itself is surmounted by the usual stone 'man' -the much smaller modern structure used to mark a pathway from the lower dale to the high moorland.
 Dimensions See photos
 Additional Notes Bronze Age Burial Cairns at higher elevations in the NE Pennine Dales are always built of limestone as for example How Tallon cairn on Barningham Moor or sandstone rock as for example the cup marked cairn on Addlebrough and Stony Raise Cairn on Greenber Edge in Bainbridge Parish, Wensleydale. Earthen round barrows are usually small and steep sided and recognisably man made. Larger earthen elongated mounds are often mistaken as burial mounds, but on examination the unsorted glacial clays, sands and gravel composition betrays their glacial origin.
 Image 1 ID 4636         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Round cairn at Jack Standards.
 Image 2 ID 4637         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description View of the cairn from the moorland to the east.
 Image 3 ID 4638         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description View from the cairn westward.
 Image 4 ID 4639         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description View from the cairn down to Mallerstang Edge and the road from Keld to Nateby and Kirby Stephen
 Image 5 ID 4640         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description The cairn and view westward.
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