Round Cairns

Erected as sepulchral monuments, or used for practical and astronomical uses. Cists were sometimes interred into cairns, which would be situated in conspicuous positions, often on the skyline. The stones may have been thought to deter grave robbers and scavengers or more sinisterly to prevent the dead from rising.

Carn Briw


Mynydd Carningli


Wales, United Kingdom.


(OS Ref. Sheet 145 SN056370)



Near Church Stretton
England, United Kingdom.


(OS Ref. Sheet 137 SO367985)