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Monument record MDR7584 - Cairnfield and field system, Birchen Edge North, Baslow and Bubnell

Type and Period (2)

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Full Description

18-27 cairns varying in size from 1.5-7.5m x 5m. 2 parallel fragments of linear clearance. (1) Prehistoric cairnfield and linear clearance banks occupying gently sloping ground on open moorland. A compact cairnfield with linear clearance banks demarcating small, cleared field plots. There are 15-20 cairns within the protected area ranging between 1.5 and 7m in diameter - with most being intact. Two coaxial linear banks of turf and stone indicate the complex was divided into field plots. At southern edge of the protected area is a small ring cairn - separate SMR entry. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <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 Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA).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. p49-50, fig 18.
  • <3> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 2001. Scheduling Notification: Cairnfield, field system and ring cairn 1300m NNW of Newbridge Farm. 31286. Cat. No.: 497.



Grid reference Centred SK 28367 73352 (386m by 339m)

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Apr 13 2015 10:51AM

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