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Monument record MDR6659 - Ring cairn, Offerton Moor, Offerton

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Ring cairn, extreme diameters 27m by 23m, internal measurements 23m by 18.5m. A break in the circle to the south could be as a result of disturbance rather than a formal entrance. This may be the site mentioned by Regge in 1761 as " on Offerton Moor was a large circle of stone whereof some stood on end" Published by Rooke 1783. (1) Extensive monuments including barrow cemetery and earth circle. (12) Site monitoring has been carried out. See record for details. (14)

Sources/Archives (14)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). Descriptive text on monuments in the Peak District.
  • <2> 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.
  • <3> Article in serial: Barnatt, J. 1987. 'Bronze Age settlement on the East Moors of the Peak District of Derbyshire & S. Yorkshire', PPS. Volume 53.
  • <4> Index: NDAT. 1611. 1611.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Cox, J. 1905. 'Ancient Earthworks', The Victoria County History, Derbyshire, Volume 1. p 384. p394.
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: Pennington, R. 1877. Notes on the Barrows and Bone Caves of Derbyshire. p21.
  • <8> Article in serial: Rooke, H. 1785. 'A further account of some Druidical remains in Derbyshire', Archaeologia. Volume 7.
  • <9> Article in serial: Radley, J. 1966. 'A Bronze Age ringwork on Totley Moor and other Bronze Age ringworks in the Pennines', Archaeological Journal. Volume 123, pp 1-26.
  • <10> Index: Davies, J (PPJPB). 1983. Peak Park Treasures B525. B525.
  • <11> Bibliographic reference: Barnatt, J. 1978. The Stone Circles of the Peak.
  • <12> Index: Hart, C (NDAC). 1977. Peak Park Treasures B259. B259.
  • <13> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1999. Scheduling Notification. 31249. Cat. No.: 447.
  • <14> Unpublished document: Bell, S (PDNPA). 2008. Scheduled Monument Monitoring Form: Cairnfield and ring cairn 490m south of Offerton Hall.



Grid reference Centred SK 2127 8053 (26m by 31m) (Centre)

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  • EDR3254

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Jun 29 2015 3:36PM

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