Crookstone Hill round cairn

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1008069

Date first listed: 22-Feb-1994

Map

Ordnance survey map of Crookstone Hill round cairn
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Location

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County: Derbyshire

District: High Peak (District Authority)

Parish: Hope

National Park: PEAK DISTRICT

National Grid Reference: SK 14897 88197

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

Round cairns are prehistoric funerary monuments dating to the Bronze Age (c.2000-700 BC). They were constructed as stone mounds covering single or multiple burials. These burials may be placed within the mound in stone-lined compartments called cists. In some cases the cairn was surrounded by a ditch. Often occupying prominent locations, cairns are a major visual element in the modern landscape. They are a relatively common feature of the uplands and are the stone equivalent of the earthen round barrows of the lowlands. Their considerable variation in form and longevity as a monument type provide important information on the diversity of beliefs and social organisation amongst early prehistoric communities. They are particularly representative of their period and a substantial proportion of surviving examples are considered worthy of protection.

Crookstone Hill round cairn is very well-preserved and, rarely for Peak District burial mounds, appears to have escaped excavation in the 19th century and so contains intact archaeological remains.

History

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Details

Crookstone Hill is on the eastern edge of Crookstone Out Moor in the northern gritstone moorlands of Derbyshire. The monument is a well-preserved gritstone round cairn which includes a roughly circular hemispherical mound measuring 7m by 6.5m and standing c.0.5m high. Although no excavation of the site has been carried out, its form and location date it to the Bronze Age.

MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract. It includes a 2 metre boundary around the archaeological features, considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 23272

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Books and journals
Barnatt, J, The Peak District Barrow Survey (1989), (1989)
Barnatt, J, The Peak District Barrow Survey (1989), (1989)

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