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Monument record MDR7606 - Funerary cairn, Eaglestone Flat, Curbar

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Full Description

On Eaglestone Flat there is a badly damaged cairn just outside enclosed fields. It was discovered in 1984 by Nick Butcher, when a cordoned urn was noticed in the side of a recently cut drainage ditch, the upcast from which masked the cairn. It could be seen from the section that the urn was placed in a pit below a low cairn, 4.5m in diameter, somewhere near its centre. The urn contained a cremation; and a second pit with a cremation was also found in the section. The proximity of this cairn to later intake suggests it is the last surviving remnant of a cairnfield in this area. (1) Photographic record. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> 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. pp 55-6; Fig. 15.
  • <2> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 4510.1-22.



Grid reference Centred SK 2666 7407 (10m by 10m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Jul 3 2015 10:17AM

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