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Monument record MDR4216 - Round cairn and smelting hearth, Smelting Hill, Abney Moor, Abney and Abney Grange

Type and Period (2)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

STONE BARROWS [OE] [4 shown] [See AO/LP/62/107] (2) ["A"] Barrow on Smelting Hill, c.100 yds. S.E. of stone circle [SK 28 SW 10] dia. 20 ft. ["B"] [SK 2043 8030] Barrow c.200 yds. S.E. of stone circle, dia. 25 ft. height 1 dt. This is probably one of the 4 barrows shown on the first edition of O.S. 1" Measurements supplied by Mr. A. Miller of Hunter Arch. Soc. 1955. (3) Published survey 1/2500 correct. Cairns 8.0m diam. max height 0.5m. For 1/2500 survey of 29.9.65 see Illustration Card SK 28 SW 10 (4) Surveyed 1982-5, with discussion. (5) Recent opinion would assign some of the Peak cairns a medieval origin. (6) SMR 7 consists of a round cairn with a hollowed out centre (down to below ground level) through later utilisation as a smelting hearth. The diameter of the cairn is 6.1m and it lies approximately 90m south east of SMR 9, a stone circle. Between 8 and 11 cairns were marked on the 1838 map of this area yet this is ojne of the only surviving to this day.

Sources/Archives (14)

  • <1> Map: 1963.
  • <2> Map: David & Charles edition, Sheet 27. 1840. OS 1" map, Buxton & Stockport. Surveyed 1836-1839, with later revisions..
  • <3a> Bibliographic reference: Ward, J. 1905. 'Early Man', The Victoria County History, Derbyshire, Volume 1. p394.
  • <3b> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1848. Vestiges of the Antiquities of Derbyshire. p133.
  • <3> Correspondence: Preston, F L. 1956. Correspondence.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: F1 JB 17-NOV-65.
  • <5> 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.
  • <6> Article in serial: Makepeace, G (Hunter Archaeological Society). 1987. 'An archaeological survey of Bamford and Hathersage Outseats, Derbyshire', Trans. Hunter Arch. Soc.. Volume 14, pp 43-55. p43.
  • <8> Index: NDAT. 0013. 0013.
  • <9> Index: OS. SK 28 SW 11. SK 28 SW 11.
  • <10> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p8.
  • <11> Index: HAS. 1972. Peak Park Treasures B73. B73.
  • <12> Index: NDAC, Hart, C. 1977. Peak Park Treasures B260. B260.
  • <13> Index: NDAT. 0008. 0008.



Grid reference Centred SK 2040 8035 (90m by 40m) (Centred on)

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  • EDR311
  • EDR1190

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Apr 21 2015 4:38PM

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