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Monument record MDR8482 - Cairn, Stanton Moor, South Darley

Type and Period (1)

  • (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

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[SK 2460 6270]: T9. This cairn was first recorded and excavated between 1930-34 by Heathcote. (1) It is described as an artifical mound 18 feet (5.4m) in diameter. A small flint flake was recovered from the excavated spoil. Heathcote states the mound was re-erected. Subsequent field investigation by the OS Archaeology Division in 1962 and 1966 failed to identify the cairn. Two more recent surveys also failed to locate the cairn. (2, 3) SK 24609 62701: CAIRN. The cairn appears oval in shape and a few loose weatherworn stones are visible. The cairn may have a clearance rather than a funerary context. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Article in serial: Heathcote, J. 1936. 'Further Excavations on Stanton Moor' Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 57, pp 21-42. map, p. 40.
  • <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> Article in serial: Hart, C. R.. 1985. 'Stanton Moor, Derbyshire: Burial and Ceremonial Monuments', Upland Settlement in Britain. BAR, British Series 143. p. 77-110.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Ainsworth, S (RCHME). 1987. Stanton Moor, Derbyshire, A Catalogue of Archaeological Monuments, Part 2. NAR Nos. SK 26 SW 109 - 160. T9.



Grid reference Centred SK 24610 62702 (1m by 1m) (Surveyed)

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Apr 29 2015 3:57PM

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