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Monument record MDR6804 - Eyam Moor Stone Circle and Cairn, 370m South of Fern Cottage

Type and Period (2)

  • (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)
  • (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)

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Full Description

A free-standing stone circle 13m by 12.5m. 6 stones remain with 4 standing and two recumbent. The standing stones range in height from 0.7 to 0.25m high. Originally there may have been 8 or 9 stones. The central area contains an oval cairn measuring 8.5m by 6m by 0.5m. A trench has been cut into the centre of the cairn, well into the subsoil. (1-6) Scheduled (8) Site monitoring has been carried out and site appears not to be under threat. (9)

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 Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA).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. p68-70.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Bateman, T. 1852. Unpublished Notebook, 15.7.1852. 15.7.1852.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Wood, W. 1842. History and Antiquities of Eyam.
  • <5> Article in serial: Wilkinson, G (Sir). 1860-61. 'On some of the vestiges of the Britons near Hathersage', The Reliquary. Vol. 1, pp 159-66.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1848. Vestiges of the Antiquities of Derbyshire.
  • <7> Monograph: Barnatt, J. 1990. The Henges, Stone Circles and Ringcairns of the Peak District. Site 38, p.75, Fig. 41.
  • <8> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1999. Scheduling Notification. 31231. Cat. No.: 429.
  • <9> Unpublished document: Bell, S (PDNPA). 2012. Scheduled Monument Monitoring Form: Small stone circle and central cairn on Eyam Moor, 370m south of Fern Cottage.



Grid reference Centred SK 2323 7881 (18m by 19m) (Centre)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3246

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Record last edited

Nov 12 2014 1:58PM

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