Mound identified as 'no. 7' in a much larger group of cairns on Ramsley moor. (1) This mound was excavated by A H Henderson in 1960. Prior to excavation it had a short standing-stone on the south-western edge with some accompanying erect stones just visible through the heather mat. It had a maximum diameter of 14ft and a maximum height of 16ins. The mound was excavated in quadrants separated by 9in baulks. The standing stone visible prior to excavation was found to be part of a short, interrupted arc of erect gritstones. Finds were few and mainly comprised nondescript fragments of flint. There was only one worked implement, namely a 'scraper-like tool'. Some pieces of shale were found, apparently worked, and fragments of hazelnut and charcoal were collected. (2)
Article in serial: Riley, D N. 1960. 'Circles and barrows on Ramsley Moor', Transactions of the Hunter Archaeological Society. Volume 8 (No. 2), pp67-70.
Article in serial: Henderson, A H. 1979. 'Barrow No. 7, Ramsley Moor', Transactions of the Hunter Archaeological Society. Vol 10 (no. 5), pp 370-374.
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.
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HOLMESFIELD, NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
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