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Monument record MDR8503 - Burial cairn (T12), Stanton Moor

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[SK 2452 6275]: T12. This cairn was fully excavated and re-erected during the period 1930-34. It is described as being a small mound, approx. 7' in diameter. A single cremation was found partly under a large stone set almost upright into the retaining kerb on the east side of the mound. This feature appears in the archaeological record depicted on a location map of numbered 'tumuli' on Stanton Moor. (1) Subsequent field investigation by the OS Archaeology Division in 1962 failed to identify this cairn (see OS record card SK 26 SW 35). Recorded in a later survey as being 2m in diameter and reconstructed after excavation. (2) SK 24512 62763: BURIAL CAIRN. The cairn is visible as a circular loose stony mound, 2m diameter and 0.3m high, situated in a natural ground hollow. The periemter of the mound is revetted by a retaining kerb of larger stones, some of which are upright. Circumscribing the mound is a Heathcote excavation delineation trench. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <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> Bibliographic reference: Ainsworth, S (RCHME). 1987. Stanton Moor, Derbyshire, A Catalogue of Archaeological Monuments, Part 2. NAR Nos. SK 26 SW 109 - 160. T12.



Grid reference Centred SK 24512 62764 (1m by 1m) (Surveyed)

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Dec 5 2014 4:42PM

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