Cairnfield 970m North West of Green's House


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Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Derbyshire County Council

District Council

Derbyshire Dales District Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Derbyshire Dales

Grid Reference

SE224224 (422402, 384587)

WGS84 Coordinates

53.3574, -1.66337

Nearest Postcode

S33 0AN

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The remains of a Bronze Age field system, located on land gently shelving to the south east. In addition to several clearance cairns, the monument also includes at least two short stretches of linear clearance embankment. The field system is located is a stone free area within which are at least eight small cairns ranging between 2.5 metres and 6 metres in diameter. Most cairns appear to survive undisturbed. One of the cairns on the western side of the cairnfield is larger than the others, indicating that it may have been reused for funerary purposes. It has a diameter of approximately 7 metres and has been disturbed at its centre. The evidence for stone clearance and the survival of two short lengths of linear clearance indicate that the site was used for cultivation and divided into field plots. One stretch of linear clearance forms a distinct lynchet, indicating that the area to the north west was either a levelled terrace or a build up of soil on the downslope of a filed plot created by extensive ploughing. Scheduled.

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