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Monument record MDR6711 - Linear clearance of cairns, Stoke Flat West, Baslow and Bubnell

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53-7 cairns, 1.5-7.5 by 6m with some fragmentary and some well-preserved linear clearance, forming subrectangular parallel fields. Near the escarpment edge the walls link natural outcrops. The area is divided by an intake/sheepfold. There are possible yards/small enclosures. Also some clustering of cairns and some individual ones. There is also a possible utilisation of natural sinkholes, as walls run up to them. (1) A series of Bronze Age cairns with associated clearance banks forming a prehistoric field system. About 50 cairns distributed throughout the monument. Many appear intact. The area has been widely cleared of surface stone - the cairns varying between 1.5m and 7.4m in diameter. Some are clustered together, and some are elongated or ovoid in shape. Primary function is thought to be clearance, but some may have been reused for funerary activity. The monument includes clearance banks - low and wide banks to a height of .6m. They define linear and irregular cleared areas. There are also a series of smaller enclosures or 'yards'. Scheduled along with an associated embanked stone circle (SMR 5901), a particularly dominant cairn (SMR1368) and associated sheepfold (SMR1369) (8). Photographic record and plan. (9-10)

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <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 Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA).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> Index: NDAT. 0291. 0291 (0281?).
  • <4> Article in serial: East Midlands Committee of Field Archaeologists. 1963. East Midlands Archaeological Bulletin, 1963.
  • <5> Index: Hart, C (NDAC). 1977. Peak Park Treasures B277. B277.
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire.
  • <8> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1998. Scheduling Notification. 29805. Cat. No.: 386.
  • <9> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 1367.1.
  • <10> Unpublished document: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Parish file. Sketch plan: Butcher.



Grid reference Centred SK 2510 7670 (10m by 10m) (Centre)

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  • EDR3204

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Apr 13 2015 10:41AM

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