Monument record MDR6903 - Standing stone, Highlow Moor, Highlow
Type and Period (1)
- STANDING STONE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC? to 701 BC?)
- None recorded
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))
- <1> SDR7336 Index: Preston, F L. 1956. Hunter Archaeological Society Index.
- <2> SDR10000 Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. 1240.
- <3> SDR16523 Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). Descriptive text on monuments in the Peak District.
- <4> SDR16424 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)|
|Civil Parish||HIGHLOW, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
May 14 2010 11:02AM