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Monument record MDR6910 - Round cairn, south-west of Offerton House, Offerton Moor, Offerton

Type and Period (2)

  • (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

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Full Description

This large cairn is flat topped and is 0.8m high downslope but has no perceptible height upslope. It appears to be unexcavated. There is a low possible peripheral platform to the south west that measures 2.5mm by 1.8m; it may be natural. This cairn may be one of the cairns excavated by Pennington (7), or in the 18th century. (10) The cairn lies in an extensive cairnfield (SMR 11106). Scheduled (10) Site monitoring has been carried out. See record for details. (11)

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <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 Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA).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. 1610. 1610.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p81.
  • <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. p50.
  • <8> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 30:3.
  • <9> Article in serial: Rooke, H. 1785. 'A further account of some Druidical remains in Derbyshire', Archaeologia. Volume 7. p177.
  • <10> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1999. Scheduling Notification. 31247. Cat. No.: 445.
  • <11> Unpublished document: Bell, S (PDNPA). 2008. Scheduled Monument Monitoring Form: Cairnfield and ring cairn 490m south of Offerton Hall.



Grid reference Centred SK 2077 8065 (14m by 14m) (Approximate)

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Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR3254
  • EDR3252

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Record last edited

Jun 29 2015 3:37PM

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