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Monument record MDR7585 - Cairn, Birchen Edge North, Baslow and Bubnell

Type and Period (2)

  • (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)
  • (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)

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Low cairn with an extension to the north, C. 1x2m and overall diameter of 8.5m. (1,2) A low mound of surface worn gritstones standing in open moorland on the crest of a minor escarpment. Cairn measures 9m x 8m and stands approximately 0.3m high. Extending from the cairn to the north is a platform of stones. Large kerb stones are present in the outer rim of the cairn. There is minor disturbance at the centre, the majority being intact. Thought to be funerary and Early Bronze Age in date. (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 Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA).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: Cairn 1500m NW of Newbridge Farm. 31287. Cat. No.: 496.



Grid reference Centred SK 28203 73574 (17m by 16m)

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Record last edited

Apr 13 2015 10:52AM

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