Monument record MDR4029 - Cairnfield and Clearance

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SK 257792. Sheffield Plantation, east of settlement, clearance cairns, walling fragments, patches of nettles, and, SK 25717916, Cairn 6m diameter. (1) 16 or 17 small cairns, 2.0-8.0m x 4.0m in diameter, linear clearance and fragmentary walls are associated with the medieval settlement. Without excavation these are undatable, but their spread beyond the assart, the truncation of 3 cairns by the bank and ditch, and the unrelated orientations of the fragmentary walls, suggest an earlier, possibly prehistoric, date. (2) Butcher archive, sketch plan (4)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Walsh. Letter (TC Walsh 7.6.76).
  • <2> Article in serial: Barnatt, J (University of Sheffield) & Reeder, P. 1982. 'Prehistoric rock art in the Peak District', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 102, pp 33-44. p32 plan.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). Descriptive text on monuments in the Peak District. p32, fig 10.
  • <4> Article in serial: Beswick, P and Merrills, D. 1983. 'L H Butcher's survey of early settlements and fields in the Southern Pennines', Transactions of the Hunter Archaeology Society. Volume 12, pp 16-50.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Parish file. Sketch plan: Butcher.



Grid reference Centred SK 2571 7916 (10m by 10m) (Centre)

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Oct 11 2013 11:28AM

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