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Monument record MDR3710 - Probable barrow, Big Bumper Piece, Darley Dale

Type and Period (2)

  • (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ? (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

This cairn is an amorphous mound that has been badly robbed to the south, in the direction of a nearby drystone wall. The steep robbed face shows that it is built of rubble. The lack of alternative obvious interpretations suggests that it is a barrow, or perhaps a large clearance cairn. (1) Traces of a large cairn about 10m in diameter. The cairn has been badly robbed, probably for walling material as the half nearest to the wall has gone. (2) This stony mound, first identified in the early 1980s, measures 10.5m across and is 0.6m high. The side facing the nearby drystone wall has been removed and there are steep robbing-faces across the centre of the mound. The size of the mound and the lack of adjacent associated structures such as quarry pits strongly suggest that it is a prehistoric barrow. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> 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, fig. 24.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 29:37.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1998. The Chatsworth Estate Historic Landscape Survey, Chatsworth Moorlands: Archaeological Survey 1997-8. p 180, Feature 29.14.



Grid reference Centred SK 2843 6577 (21m by 20m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3856

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Record last edited

Aug 21 2017 12:09PM

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