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Find Spot record MDR12242 - Carved slab, Burr Tor environs, Great Hucklow

Type and Period (1)

  • (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 701 BC?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A cast of a cup and ring marked boulder from Burr Tor is on exhibition in Derby Museum. (1) The carved slab apparently found somewhere near the Burr Torr hillfort is finely carved in passage grave style with designs on both sides. The slab has been in Sheffield since 1824 and is now on display in Sheffield City Museum. (2) The small spiral-like motifs on this slab are carved on an irregular surface, with the two focal points emphasised by their placing partway across the back and one side. This contrasts with the large concentric ring motif, which is placed on a very flat face. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Personal Observation: F1 FRH 19-JAN-66.
  • <2> Article in serial: Barnatt, J (University of Sheffield) & Reeder, P. 1982. 'Prehistoric rock art in the Peak District', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 102, pp 33-44. p 39, Fig 4(4); p 42.
  • <3> Article in serial: Barnatt, J & Robinson, F. 2003. 'Prehistoric rock-art at Ashover School and further new discoveries ...', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Vol. 123, pp 1-28. p 19.



Grid reference SK 1799 7834 (point)

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Record last edited

Jul 31 2017 3:10PM

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