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Monument record MDR6660 - Cairn, Bamford Moor, Bamford

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Steep-sided cairn of dimensions Length : 13.5 m, Breadth: 12m and Height: 0.5m. Has been disturbed but may have had a flat top anyway, now heather covered (1) Also described as a ringcairn, with intermittent traces of a kerb. Generally in a good condition apart from slight disturbance in the SE quadrant. (2) Part of larger barrow cemetery. The raised interior of this site and scattered rubble indicate that this is not a ringcairn but a badly robbed barrow. The site lies near SMR 1011 but they are not intervisible. The Ordnance Survey, HAS and NDAT all record several other features as barrows in the vicinity. Some of these are ruined shooting butts, others are rabbit warrens, sets and natural features-none are convincing antiquities.

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). Descriptive text on monuments in the Peak District.
  • <2> Index: OS. SK 28 SW 6. SK 28 SW 6.
  • <3> 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.
  • <4> Index: NDAT. 0203. 0203.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p104.
  • <6> Index: Preston, F. L. (HAS). 1956. Index D/8, D/9. D/8, D/9.
  • <7> Article in serial: Heathcote, J. 1963. 'Scheduled Ancient Monuments in Derbyshire', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 83, pp 94-96. p95.
  • <8> Index: Hart, C.. 1977. Peak Park Treasures B250. B250.
  • <9> 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.
  • <10> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 28:4.



Grid reference Centred SK 2122 8492 (18m by 18m) (Centre)

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Apr 17 2015 9:05AM

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