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Monument record MDR4007 - Alleged stone circle, Lawrence Field, Grindleford

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Adjoining the north side of the settlement on Lawrence Field are the remains of a small stone circle. (1) There is a small circle of 7 stones max. height 0.3m at SK 25247972. Surveyed at 1/2500 (2) This stone circle is marked on the Ordnance Survey map of 1979. (3) S T Hall in 1853 noted 'There is even a druidical circle just on the outside of the wood at a distance of a few hundred yards to the north or north east of which no historian has taken cognisance though it is well known to the Duke of Rutland's gamekeepers by one of whom it was first pointed out to me.' There appear to be four different grid references for this site, two from the Hunter Archaeological Society, one from the Ordnance Survey and one from B Marsden. It is suggested that the feature is either a fortuitous arrangmement of natural stone at the quoted grid reference or that the site has been destroyed. (6)

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <1> Article in serial: Cole, W M. 1930-1937. 'The Longshaw earthworks', Transactions of the Hunter Archaeological Society. Vol. 4, pp 362-363.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: F1 JB 16-NOV-65.
  • <3> Map: 1979. OS 1:25000.
  • <4> Index: NDAT. NDAT 1198. 1198.
  • <5> Index: NDAT. NDAT 1199. 1199.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). Descriptive text on monuments in the Peak District.
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire.
  • <8> 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.
  • <9> Bibliographic reference: Hall, S. T.. 1853. The Peak and the Plain.
  • <10> Unpublished document: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Parish file. Sketch plan: Butcher.



Grid reference Centred SK 2524 7972 (10m by 10m) (Centre)

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  • EDR1155

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Record last edited

Jul 30 2013 3:49PM

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