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Monument record MDR8263 - ?Cairn, Harthill Moor, Harthill

Type and Period (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Heap of stones in the south-west corner of the field, identified as a ?Bronze Age barrow by G. Makepeace. (1,2). There are nine stones in a circle and they reach two feet (0.6 metres) high. (3). A possible clearance cairn or barrow located on the gentle slope of the main shelf which drops away more steeply to the north-east, with good visibility over the shelf to the south and lower half of the shelf to the north. It is amphorous in shape which may suggest robbing to the south, but there are no obvious signs of such. It has an uncertain date. If it is a clearance cairn it could date from the prehistoric, Romano-British or post medieval periods. (4,5).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. 1042.
  • <2> Article in serial: East Midlands Committee of Field Archaeologists. 1963. East Midlands Archaeological Bulletin, 1963. Volume 6. Makepeace, G A.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p43.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 32:5.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Bevan, B (PDNPA). 1995. Robin Hood's Stride, Harthill and Elton, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1995. 17, p14, illus..



Grid reference Centred SK 2251 6288 (256m by 74m) (Approximate)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3920

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Record last edited

Apr 29 2015 10:46AM

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