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Monument record MDR8502 - Burial cairn (T5), Stanton Moor

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[SK 2452 6281]: T5. This cairn was excavated by the Heathcote's in 1930. Before excavation, it is described as a low cairn 12' in diameter, 9" high with an irregular outline, and a central depression caused by rabbit burrows. Circumscribing the mound is a Heathcote excavation delineation trench, and then the inner stones removed to reveal a cremation pit at the centre covered by a large flat stone. A small fragment of pottery was recovered from layers above the pit. (1) In a later study T5 is included in a category of double kerbed cairns with the two rows possibly representing a single collapsed wall. (2) The monument is also depicted as a mound with a twin kerb. (3) A similar map also promulgates this unsubstantiated assessement. (4) A recent study describes the cairn simply as being crudely circular with a diameter of 3.5m by 3m and having been restored after excavation. (5) SK 24513 62812: BURIAL CAIRN. The cairn is oval-shaped measuring 3.9m by 3.m with a max. height of 0.5m. The mounding is contained by a retaining kerb of variable sized stones. Circumscribing the mound is a Heathcote excavation delineation trench. (6)

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  • <1> Article in serial: Heathcote, J. 1930. 'Excavations at barrows on Stanton Moor', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 51, pp 1-44. p. 42-43.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Harris, P. 1975. Bronze Age Settlement of the Stanton Moor Area, North Derbyshire. p. 22.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Hart, C (NDAT). 1981. The North Derbyshire Archaeological Survey to AD 1500. p. 57-8.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1986. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire (revised edition). p. 75, 77.
  • <5> 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.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Ainsworth, S (RCHME). 1987. Stanton Moor, Derbyshire, A Catalogue of Archaeological Monuments, Part 2. NAR Nos. SK 26 SW 109 - 160. T5.



Grid reference Centred SK 24514 62812 (1m by 1m) (Surveyed)

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Dec 5 2014 4:42PM

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