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Scheduled Monument record MDR2219 - Round Cairn, Two Thorne Fields Farm, Hope Woodlands

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SK: 175 877: Bridge-end Pasture, ?barrow: Dimensions: Diam.= 6m (20ft), Height= 0.3m (1ft). Possible barrow at this location and another at SK 176 877, 8m (25ft) by 0.6in. (2ft). Found in 1957 by A. Miller. Doubt has been cast on their integrity. There are further small humps in the field to the W. of the 2 alleged barrows. The farmer has no knowledge of their origin. (1) This small mound is 0.5m high. It may be prehistoric but signs of more recent activity nearby could suggest the site is the product of post-medieval stone clearance. Today it looks to be of a relatively modern date, although nothing specific can be pointed to to support this view. (2) Scheduled (3) This grass-covered cairn measures 6.5m x 5m and is 0.3m high. It was recently scheduled by English Heritage as a barrow. However, its interpretation is very uncertain. Plough-scratched stones are visible on its surface and it was visited in the mid-1980s when it looked much more like a modern clearance heap associated with this part of the pasture shortly before. (4) Site monitoring has been carried out and site appears not to be under threat. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Committee (NDAC). North Derbyshire Archaeological Committee Index. 1336.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 18:12.
  • <3> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1994. Scheduling Notification: Bridge End Pasture Round Cairn. 23274. Cat. No.: 330.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1994. Two Thorne Fields Farm, Hope Woodlands, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1994. 11, Feature 16; Figs 8, 12.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Pusey, J (PDNPA). 2009. Scheduled Monument Monitoring Form: Round Cairn.



Grid reference Centred SK 1761 8772 (30m by 27m) Centre

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Related Events/Activities (3)

  • EDR3872
  • EDR1572
  • EDR3198

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Record last edited

Aug 15 2022 1:05AM

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