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Monument record MDR12253 - Cup marked stone and cairn, Gardom's Edge, Baslow

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A portable slab with a single cupmark was found during the excavation in 1999 of what is probably a clearance cairn. The small slab, which is roughly rectangular in shape, was found face up near the crest of the cairn; one end had old damage, presumably sustained before or during placing on the cairn in prehistory. The unworn pecked cupmark was placed at the centre of a face that had been carefully prepared by pecking the whole surface flat; its sides had been smoothed. The cairn is one of several lying on a field boundary within a complex area of house sites, fields and clearance features which were probably used over an extended period in the second and first millennia BC. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> 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 21.



Grid reference SK 2730 7350 (point)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3835

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Record last edited

Mar 26 2015 8:55AM

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