Monument record MDR7752 - Round cairn, east of Hob Hurst's House, Harland Edge, Beeley

Type and Period (1)

  • (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

Full Description

This low possible cairn measures 4m across. Its location high on Harland Edge, in association with two further small cairns and the Hob Hurst's House barrow, suggests it is a Bronze Age funerary structure. (1) The cairn has been designated a scheduled monument. It comprises a low mound of surface-worn gritstones occupying gently sloping ground in open moorland to the north east of Harland Edge. It measures 4m x 4.5m and is 0.3m high. There are no signs of previous disturbance to the monument, indicating that it has avoided damage through antiquarian excavation or quarrying. The size and location of the cairn indicate that it is funerary in function and Bronze Age in date. (2) Site monitoring has been carried out and site appears not to be under threat. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1998. The Chatsworth Estate Historic Landscape Survey, Chatsworth Moorlands: Archaeological Survey 1997-8. p 102, Feature 18.8.
  • <2> Scheduling record: 2001. Scheduling Notification: Cairn 240m east of Hob Hurst's House. 31299.
  • <3> Unpublished document: 2010. Scheduled Monument Monitoring Form: Round Cairn 240m East of Hob Hurst's House.



Grid reference Centred SK 28990 69215 (7m by 8m)

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Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR3856
  • EDR3278

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Record last edited

Sep 1 2016 10:21AM

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