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Monument record MDR6667 - Cairn, Offerton Moor, Offerton

Type and Period (1)

  • (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

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Full Description

A cairn of 16m in diameter. The centre of which has been removed and has led to past interpretations of a ringcairn. On the south side has been built a shooting butt (1) The gap in the barrow rim to the north east is the point of entry for the central robbing, this predates 1877 (7) This may be one of the cairns excavated by by Pennington (7), or in the 18th Century (8) The site lies within an extensive cairnfield (SMR 11106) and is adjacent to a large ringcairn (SMR 11107) Site monitoring has been carried out. See record for details. (13)

Sources/Archives (13)

  • <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 Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA).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> Bibliographic reference: Barnatt, J. 1978. The Stone Circles of the Peak.
  • <11> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 30:4.
  • <12> Index: Davies, J (PPJPB). 1983. Peak Park Treasures B525. B525.
  • <13> Unpublished document: Bell, S (PDNPA). 2008. Scheduled Monument Monitoring Form: Cairnfield and ring cairn 490m south of Offerton Hall.



Grid reference Centred SK 2132 8056 (19m by 19m)

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  • EDR3254

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Jun 29 2015 3:22PM

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