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Monument record MDR6903 - Standing stone, Highlow Moor, Highlow

Type and Period (1)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A standing stone of unknown date is located at the east end of Smelting Hill, 0.8m in height. (1, 2) A standing stone, possibly prehistoric, is built into the junction of two drystone walls and is 1.2m high. It comprises a long, thin slab of gritstone orientated NNE/SSW. Both faces have crude crosses carved into them, suggesting that it could have seen use as a medieval boundary stone. (3) The stone lies within an area rich in Bronze Age remains and is one of only six to nine standing stones in the area. They were probably never a common monument form here. (4))

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Index: Preston, F L. 1956. Hunter Archaeological Society Index.
  • <2> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. 1240.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). Descriptive text on monuments in the Peak District.
  • <4> 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. p 85, p 97.



Grid reference SK 209 803 (point) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

May 14 2010 11:02AM

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