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Monument record MDR4236 - Cairn, Moscar Moor, Outseats

Type and Period (1)

  • (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

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SK 22018446: Barrow, diam, 5.5m, height 30cm, situated 380m north-north-east of the road bridge over Hurst Brook, noted by Mr G A Makepiece in 1959 and thought to be that referred to by S Mitchell in April 1834 as containing 'several rude urns'. (2) 'April 1834. Saw several rude urns found in a tumulus on the Hathersage moor adjoining the boundary of Bamford Common.' (6) '..the urns, .. were filled with burnt bones, but no whole human bones occurred'. (3) Situated at SK 22038446 on a gentle southeast facing slope is a heather covered cairn, diameter 18ft, height 1ft. The interior is slightly hollowed with a few stones evident but otherwise it is in good condition. Surveyed at 1:10560. (4) The attribution of Mitchell's excavation of 1834 to this particular site, out of the many cairns in this vicinity, is unjustified. (11)

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <1> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. 1638, 3869.
  • <2> Index: Preston, F L. 1956. Hunter Archaeological Society Index. Vol. 2.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1848. Vestiges of the Antiquities of Derbyshire. p26,114.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference:
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p102.
  • <6> Article in serial: Ward, J. 1908. 'Notes on some Derbyshire antiquities from Samuel Mitchell's memoranda', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 30, pp 155-172. p 172.
  • <7> Unpublished document: Mitchell, S.. 26.12.1846. Memoranda. Volume 2.
  • <8> 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.
  • <9> Index: Hart, C.. 1977. Peak Park Treasures B254. B254.
  • <10> 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.
  • <11> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 28:C.



Grid reference Centred SK 220 844 (18m by 18m) (Approximate)

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  • EDR509
  • EDR937

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Jan 29 2018 2:59PM

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