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Monument record MDR4213 - Highlow, Cairn

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

On the summit of Highlow there are traces of a barrow 189 ft. in circumference, and partially (4) destroyed in about 1863, when two flat axes, ornamented with a chevron pattern (3) (a), burnt bones and fragments of pottery were found. Nearby are five small barrows, all destroyed (1). (1-4) There has been intensive quarrying on Highlow and there are no visual archaeological remains. (5) Pottery is also reported to have been found at this site in 1831 The Duke of Devonshire reputedly holds an artefact from this site at Chatsworth

Sources/Archives (15)

  • <1> Article in serial: Rooke, H. 1785. 'A further account of some Druidical remains in Derbyshire', Archaeologia. Volume 7.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Pennington, R. 1877. Notes on the Barrows and Bone Caves of Derbyshire. p50.
  • <3> Article in serial: Preston, F. L.. 1961. Transactions of the Hunter Archaeological Society 1961. Volume 8 Part 3. p162.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference:
  • <4b> Bibliographic reference:
  • <5> Personal Observation: F1 JB 10-SEP-65.
  • <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 Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA).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> Index: NDAT. 1235. 1235.
  • <9> Article in serial: Sheffield Independent. 1831. Walks in the Neighbourhood of Sheffield 1831. 16.7.1831.
  • <10> Index: OS. SK 28 SW 8. SK 28 SW 8.
  • <11> Index: NDAC, Hart, C. 1977. Peak Park Treasures B264. B264.
  • <12> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 30:15.
  • <13> 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.
  • <14> Article in serial: Jewitt, L.. 1864. 'Notice of the discovery of some Celtic remains at Stancliffe Hall, Darley Dale', The Reliquary. Volume 4, pp 200-206. p63.



Grid reference Centred SK 2210 8020 (10m by 10m) (Centre)

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  • EDR469
  • EDR977

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Record last edited

Jan 27 2000 12:00AM

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