Monument record MDR4155 - Cairnfield, Gibbet Moor, Baslow and Bubnell

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[Area SK 279713] A group of about 20 barrows. (1) Area centred SK 27927134, in rock-strewn moorland. 21 mounds, 0.3 to 0.9m high, superficially of earth but with heavy stone content. The ground is much disturbed and has a heavy peat growth. There is no definite evidence of field clearance or occupation, but classification as a cemetery would be very doubtful, based only on probably kerb remnants in two of the rough mounds. Mounds surveyed at 1/2500. (2) Main cairnfield has 208-246 cairns, ranging 1-10 x 6m. There are fragmentary banks and linear clearance across much of t ethe cairnfield, defining irregular/subrectangular fields. Many of the cairns appear to be intact. (3) Site monitoring has been carried out and site appears not to be under threat. (10)

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference:
  • <2> Personal Observation: F1 FRH 30-NOV-65.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). Descriptive text on monuments in the Peak District.
  • <4> Index: NDAT. NDAT 0270. 0270.
  • <5> Index: NDAT. NDAT 0300. 0300.
  • <6> Index: NDAT. NDAT 0670. 0670.
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire.
  • <8> Index: Butcher, L. H.. Sheffield City Museum Index. D12.
  • <9> 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.
  • <10> Unpublished document: Marriott, J (PDNPA). 2010. Scheduled Monument Monitoring Form: Bronze age settlement and ceremonial remains on Gibbet Moor 980m NE of Swiss Cottage.



Grid reference Centred SK 282 710 (600m by 700m) (Centred on)

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  • EDR3266
  • EDR1506

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Sep 1 2016 10:19AM

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