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Monument record MDR7590 - Cairn, Birchen Edge, Newbridge Farm, Baslow and Bubnell

Type and Period (1)

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

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In autumn 1982, possibly earthen mound (diameter 10.5m and height 1m) noted in marshland. Interpreted as a possible cist of three vertical slabs located above the ground surface. 0.7m long internally. Date and function of the feature is unknown. (1) Cairn consists of mound of surface-worn gritstones in open moorland next to the head of a small stream. Measures 11.5m x 8.5m and is 0.4m high. It stands on a levelled platform raising it above otherwise boggy ground. Slight disturbance at the centre, but otherwise intact. Probably funerary and Early Bronze Age in date. Scheduled. (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 Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA).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.
  • <3> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 2001. Scheduling Notification: Cairn 500m West of Newbridge Farm. 31283. Cat. No.: 500.



Grid reference Centred SK 28461 72258 (17m by 19m)

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Record last edited

Sep 1 2016 10:20AM

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