Cairnfield, 870m North East of Stanage House


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Bronze Age
Clearance Cairn

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Derbyshire County Council

District Council

Derbyshire Dales District Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Derbyshire Dales

Grid Reference

SE217217 (421708, 378870)

WGS84 Coordinates

53.3061, -1.67419

Nearest Postcode

S32 1AX

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A Bronze Age cairnfield comprising clearance cairns, linear banks and at least one hut platform. The monument, located on Eyam Moor, comprises a series of well-preserved cairns of medium and small stones gathered as a result of land clearance. There are approximately 30 or more cairns, most of which range from about 2.5 metres to 6 metres in diameter, although a small number are slightly larger and several are ovoid in shape. A few of the cairns have been disturbed but most are complete. There are also traces of linear clearance banks within the cairnfield, indicating that the area was divided into field plots, probably by hedges or fences. At least three stretches of field banks have been identified which also contain irregular clearance cairns. One platform has so far been identified which indicates the presence of a building, but it is likely that other timber buildings also existed, traces of which have now been eroded away. Scheduled.

English Heritage

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