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Monument record MDR4266 - Cairnfield - probable clearance cairns.

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SK 203807. A small cairnfield discovered in 1983. There are between 5 and 8 small cairns, with diameters ranging from 2.0 to 4.0 metres. Their sheltered location suggests they could be clearance cairns. (1) Recent opinion would assign some of the Peak cairns a medieval origin. (2) Scheduled (3): interprets as a discrete group of at least 5 cairns forming small cairnfield. This is seen as prehistoric land clearance for settlement and agriculture.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> 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. p67 plan.
  • <2> 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.
  • <3> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1999. Scheduling Notification. Mon No: 31253. Cat. No.: 465.



Grid reference Centred SK 203 806 (188m by 138m) (Multiple Site Centre)

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  • EDR311

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Record last edited

Oct 16 2013 12:13PM

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