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Monument record MDR12974 - Cairn, Crookstone Hill, Hope

Type and Period (1)

  • (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

At SK 15268786 is a small cairn with a possible kerbstone to the north. It lies on a gently sloping broad ridgetop and measures c. 4.5m x 3.5m, height c. 0.3m. There is no sign of disturbance to the cairn. (1) This feature comprises a small stone-built oval cairn which has a relatively level top. There is a small section of possible kerbing visible along its northern edge, and may represent a later Neolithic/earlier Bronze Age barrow. No archaeological excavationis have been recorded at this site. The cairn is located on a gently-sloping south-east facing ridge with extensive views to the east, south and west. An alternative interpretation is that the feature is a boundary cairn of either medieval or post-medieval date, although no documentary evidence of a boundary has been found. The cairn appears to have been used as a waymarker by people using the nearby routeway from Hope onto Crookstone Out Moor. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 18:15.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Bevan, B (PDNPA). 2001. National Trust High Peak Estate, archaeological survey, 2001. pp 21-22, Feature 2; Illstr. 7.



Grid reference Centred SK 1528 8789 (50m by 47m)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3834

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Record last edited

Mar 25 2015 9:12AM

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