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Monument record MDR6911 - Round barrow, Offerton Moor, Offerton

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Another large cairn, dug into in 1862 by Bagshawe who found burnt bone, charcoal and flint arrowheads. (1) This cairn is a bowl barrow with a large central disturbance, presumably as a result of old excavations (Bagshawe?). At the south west edge is a low platform measuring approximately 6m by 3.5m in plan. This may be a purposeful peripheral platform or could just as likely be natural. No source can be found in Sheffield City Museum for the excavation (postulated by Marsden) by bagshawe in 1862. It may also be one of the sites excavated by Pennington (7), or in the 18th century. (10) The cairn lies within an extensive cairnfield (SMR 11106). Site monitoring has been carried out and site appears not to be under threat. (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 Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA).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> Index: NDAT. 1609. 1609.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p81.
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: Cox, J. 1905. 'Ancient Earthworks', The Victoria County History, Derbyshire, Volume 1. p 384. p394.
  • <8> Bibliographic reference: Pennington, R. 1877. Notes on the Barrows and Bone Caves of Derbyshire.
  • <9> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 30:2.
  • <10> Article in serial: Rooke, H. 1785. 'A further account of some Druidical remains in Derbyshire', Archaeologia. Volume 7.
  • <11> Unpublished document: Bell, S (PDNPA). 2008. Scheduled Monument Monitoring Form: Two round cairns 750m south west of Offerton House.



Grid reference Centred SK 2067 8062 (11m by 10m) (Centre)

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Jun 29 2015 3:38PM

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