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Monument record MDR3635 - Disc barrow (site of), southeast of Woodbrook Quarry

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

This disc barrow is 300 yards southeast of Woodbrook Quarry, Darley. Scheduled. (1, 2) Probably identical with a large disc barrow described as being "near Matlock" in which a segmented faience bead was found with a cremation. (3) This barrow was completely destroyed c. 1961. In the opinion of B Marsden it was never excavated. (4) This area is now a fir plantation; not the slightest trace of a barrow remains, though the indicated site is on a slight hill-crest. (5) A ring cairn and 4 small cairns were noted here before they were destroyed by afforestation in 1962. These could have been part of a larger cairnfield. The ring cairn has been described as a disc barrow, 11.0m in diameter with a number of upright stones in its bank and a central cairn or a robbed cairn. (6) Descheduled. (10)

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <1> Scheduling record: Ministry of Works. 1961. Ancient Monuments of England and Wales.
  • <2> Article in serial: Heathcote, J P. 1957. 'List of Scheduled Ancient Monuments in Derbyshire', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 77. pp 30-37.
  • <3> Article in serial: Stone, JFS & Thomas, L C. 1956. Proc. Prehist. Soc.. Vol. 22. p 78.
  • <4> Personal Observation: F1 DJC 11-MAR-63.
  • <5> Personal Observation: F2 FRH 14-JUN-66.
  • <6> Article in serial: Barnatt, J. 1986. 'Bronze Age remains on the East Moors of the Peak District', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 106, pp 18-100. p 63 plan.
  • <7> Index: NDAT. 1430. 1430.
  • <8> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire.
  • <9> Index: NDAT. 2808. 2808.
  • <10> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1993. Descheduling Notification: Disc Barrow SE of Woodbrook Quarry. 90775.



Grid reference Centred SK 2849 6570 (39m by 41m)

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Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR994
  • EDR1084

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Record last edited

Aug 21 2017 12:09PM

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