Eyam Moor Cairn
Bronze Age Cairn
Northwest of Grindleford, Derbyshire  OS Map Ref SK22547902
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Eyam Moor Cairn
Just a few paces to the north of Wet Withens stone circle is a large and badly damaged cairn whose original purpose and form remains unclear. It is possible that it may have been several smaller Bronze Age cairns that were joined together or even an older Neolithic long cairn which would then obviously predate the stone circle. Whatever it was, excavations and possible stone robbing and disturbance by nearby quarrying mean that what remains is a tumbled mess of stones measuring about 28 metres by 18 metres and up to about a metre in height. Interestingly there is also a single cup marked rock towards the centre of the cairn.

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