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Monument record MDR7753 - Round cairn, south east of Hob Hurst's House, Harland Edge, Beeley

Type and Period (2)

  • (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

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Full Description

This small cairn of surface-gathered stones measures 1.5m 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) This prehistoric cairn standing in open moorland close to the escarpment of Harland Edge has been scheduled. It comprises a low gritstone mound occupying gentle sloping ground. The cairn measures 1.5m x 2m and stands 0.3m high. There are no signs of previous disturbance. It is thought the size and location indicate a funerary function and that it is 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 Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1998.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 18.7.
  • <2> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 2001. Scheduling Notification: Round Cairn 275m SE of Hob Hurst's House. 31300. Cat. No.: 488.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Bell, S (PDNPA). 2010. Scheduled Monument Monitoring Form: Round Cairn 275m South East of Hob Hurst's House.



Grid reference Centred SK 29016 69149 (9m by 9m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR3856
  • EDR3279

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Record last edited

Sep 1 2016 10:21AM

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