Bronze Age Round Cairn
Curbar Edge, Derbyshire OS Map Ref SK25467561
OS Maps - Landranger 119 (Buxton & Matlock), Explorer OL24 (The Peak District - White Peak Area)
Looking west. The bank extends from the bottom, round the right hand side and across the middle of the picture.
Looking south across the centre of the cairn with the possible cist in the centre of the picture.
Curbar Edge is a roughly southeast-northwest
gritstone outcrop that becomes Froggatt Edge towards its northern
end (see Froggatt Edge circle).
To the east is a flattish shelve of land underneath White Edge and
beyond is Big Moor, the location of the Barbrook group of stone
circles and cairns.
Curbar Edge also has its own collection of cairns and although some
of these are quite large they are mostly heather covered and blend
inconspicuously into the landscape. One of note however is the one
pictured above at SK25467561. Instead of standing to the east of the
outcrop this one stands right on the edge looking westwards over the
Derwent Valley and to the hills beyond. Built on a small promontory
it consists of flattened circle of boulders measuring about 18 metres
by 15 metres with several large earthfast rocks within the central
area. There also appears to be a cist
with a leaning lid or cover stone. The site was excavated in 1913
by the Duke of Rutland when this cist was found to contain cremation
remains and sherds
of broken food
vessel along with a flint
scraper and a broken bronze
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