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Monument record MDR6912 - Barrow or ring cairn, Sheepwash Bank, Outseats

Type and Period (2)

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

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Small earth circle identified by G. Makepeace. Length: 14.5m, Breadth: 13.5m and Height: 0.3m. (1) Either a small ring cairn or a robbed cairn. There is a possible entrance to the south west which could also be the direction of the robbing if the monument is not a ring cairn. (2) This site has previously been interpreted as a ring cairn with an entrance to the south-south-west. It is more likely to be the rim of a robbed barrow for the following reasons: a) the irregular height of the rim; b) there are slight traces of a possible edge across the 'entrance'; c) there has been a general robbing of cairns in this vicinity. The surviving rim has a maximum height of 0.3m. However not enough survives to determine its original height or profile type. (4)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Index: NDAT. 1639. 1639.
  • <2> Article in serial: Makepeace, G (Hunter Archaeological Society). 1987. 'An archaeological survey of Bamford and Hathersage Outseats, Derbyshire', Trans. Hunter Arch. Soc.. Volume 14, pp 43-55.
  • <3> 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.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 28:10.
  • <6> Article in serial: Beswick, P and Merrills, D. 1983. 'L H Butcher's survey of early settlements and fields in the Southern Pennines', Transactions of the Hunter Archaeology Society. Volume 12, pp 16-50. p 28, fig. 11.



Grid reference Centred SK 230 841 (8m by 8m) (Approximate)

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Jan 29 2018 3:02PM

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