Mam Tor Hillfort and Settlement, Edale

Record ID:  60477 / MNA112487
Record type:  Monument
Protected Status: Scheduled Monument
NT Property:  Edale; Midlands
Civil Parish:  Edale; High Peak; Derbyshire
Grid Reference:  SK 1276 8373
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Summary

A hillfort, with middle and late Bronze Age occupation evidence (from excavation). The defences consist of a single rampart and ditch with lower counterscarp bank.

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Mam Tor Hillfort and Settlement, Edale (Sep 2011) © National Trust
Mam Tor Hillfort and Settlement, Edale (Sep 2011) © National Trust

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • HILLFORT (Middle Bronze Age to Late Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 701 BC)

Description

The largest of a small group of hillforts in the Peak District and has defences consisting of a rampart, ditch and counterscarp bank. The single bank, 7.6m to 9.1m above a bedrock cut ditch 1.8m deep by 1.8m wide, encloses a tongue-shaped area of about 6.5ha. There are indications of a double-inturned entrance at the N end and a semi-inturned entrance to the S. A portion of the defences at the SE have been destroyed by land slides. The evidence suggests that there were possibly three phases of construction of the defences: (1) A timber palisade or revetment, (2) an earlier rampart and (3) the present rampart and ditch.

The internal features include: Two barrows - NT Site 60454 and 60455, Peak Forest Wall - NT Site 60467 and an Internal Occupation site.

The FMW report indicates that the ramparts and the internal area of the hillfort is a scheduled ancient monument, the report records an additional landslide at the SW rampart, 50m W of the S entrance. The NT survey team visit in 1986 notes the main problem on the site is erosion associated with the N entrance. The inturn is c16m from the inner edge of the rampart to its end and forms a corridor 4-5m wide, through which runs the Peak Forest Wall and narrowing the available walking space to around 3m. The terminals (ramparts) are badly eroded and the corridor area is almost down to bedrock. The erosion to the SW entrance was stopped by diverting the path slightly to the E some years ago. The path has been subject to a large amount of repair work. Other areas of the ramparts are not subject to the same erosion pressures but landslip, particularly on the W side is a problem. The area of landslide on the W side is the only area of the hillfort covered by the SSSI (geological and biological).

Visible signs of occupation are the so-called "hut platforms" - scoops all around the hill crest, up to 5m in diameter, cut into the slopes. These are so numerous as to question whether they are all occupation remains, some are likely to be quarry hollows or working areas. Several platforms were excavated by Manchester University in 1965-9, one was found to contain an internal hearth, yielding pottery and finds of the Middle and Late Bronze Age together with charcoal dated to the same period by means of radiocarbon dating. Finds included vast quantities of pottery and also a polished stone axe, a bronze axe fragment, 4 whetstones and fragments of shale bracelets. A study of the aerial photographs show that the distribution of these features is not uniform over the hill - there appears to be a clear area in the NW section. Some of the photographs appear to show the features in groups.

TPAT have excavated a series of 8 trenches around the barrows and the details of which are outlined in Archaeological Comments. The following is a summary of the findings of Trent Peak Archaeological Trust during their mid 1990s excavations.

Trench 01 - Trench One was excavated between 27/07/93 and 07/09/93 and was set out to circumscribe the summit, but not to investigate the very highest part. The SW part of the trench has demonstrated that the lower levels of a barrow survive in a good state of preservation directly beneath the eroded surface of the summit-area. It seems likely that the primary element in its construction was a low cairn, which , if round, would have been about 6m in diameter (and its remains would then lie entirely to W of the OS pillar). The cairn appears not to have been truncated by the modern erosion, and may never have stood more than about 0.20m above the slightly-domed land-surface upon which it was built, at least in this NW part. It may have been surrounded by a small ditch, which may have been the source of the loose matrix among the stones; and it may never have been intended that the cairn itself should be viewed as a pile of stones. Equally, the time-scale of the subsequent stages in the construction of the barrow remains uncertain: at one extreme, they could represent a prolonged sequence of separate phases, employing carefully chosen and significant materials; at the other, they could result from the rapid build-up of a single period cairn/barrow, using whatever came to hand. However, if the suggested ditch was ever an element of the monument, it was surely backfilled before the turf-stack and stone-kerb came to be constructed, thus implying at least two phases.

Trench 02 - Trench Two was excavated between 16/08/93 and 27/08/93. It lay in the middle of the footpath, centred at c.28.5m NNE of the Ordnance Survey triangulation-pillar situated on the summit. The whole area had been eroded to a level below the humic topsoil. This trench revealed the presence of a prehistoric post-hole which should be no great surprise, for the former existence of timber structures in the NE part of the hillfort-interior is known from the excavations of the 1960s. However, those structures occupied a more sheltered leeward area of the hill, while trench 02 was high on the ridge, where any structures would have been much more exposed to wind and weather. The main thing demonstrated by this trench is that any proposed ground-disturbance upon Mam Tor, no matter how restricted in area, should be conducted archaeologically, for even such snippets of new information as have been provided by trench 02 can alter our appreciation of such a prehistoric site, which is so well preserved and yet so little investigated.

Trench 03 - Trench three was excavated between 16/08/93 and 17/08/93. It crossed the footpath and was centred at c. 55m NNE of the Ordnance Survey triangulation-pillar situated on the summit. Unfortunately this trench was of restricted scope and therefore offered no opportunity to investigate interesting charcoal details in any depth. However it did illustrate the potential for more informative archaeological excavation in this part of the site and the need to ensure that these deposits are not further reduced by erosion without prior investigation.

Trench 04 - Trench four was excavated on 19/08/93. It crossed the footpath, and was centred at c.84m NNE of the Ordnance Survey triangulation-pillar situated on the summit. Within the trench an intermediate sherd of hand-made potters was found with sufficient curvature to show that it is the outer face that is weathered away, with its inner face remains intact and unabraised. Again this trench was very limited and left little scope for investigation.

Trench 05 - Trench five was excavated on 25/08/93. It crossed the footpath, and was centred at c.133m NNE of the Ordnance Survey triangulation-pillar. It yielded no artefacts and unfortunately a trench of this very restricted scope offered no opportunity to investigate this probably-prehistoric colluvium more extensively; but again, these deposits illustrate the archaeological potential of this part of the site.

Trench 06 - Trench six was excavated between 19/08/93 and 20/08/93. It crossed the footpath, and was centred at c.170m NNE of the Ordnance Survey triangulation-pillar. It yielded no artefacts. An absence of any buried humic horizon between two soil horizons suggests that the subsoil here was already bare of topsoil before the colluvium began to accumulate.

Trench 07 - Trench seven was excavated on 06/09/93. It crossed the footpath, and was centred at c.212m NNE of the Ordnance Survey triangulation-pillar. Again in yielded on artefacts. The absence of any buried humic horizon again suggests that the subsoil here was already bare of topsoil before the colluvium began to accumulate.

Trench 08 - Trench eight was excavated on 06/09/93. It crossed the footpath close to the S end of the inturned arms of the earthworks forming the North Gate of the hillfort and was cantered c.292m NNE of the Ordnance Survey triangulation-pillar. It yielded no artefacts and is alone among the eight trenches excavated in 1993 in giving no evidence of the survival of stratified, and probably prehistoric deposits.

[1] Threats and management options were assessed in 2011.

[2] A watching brief was undertaken in 2013 during the construction of a new footpath at the northern entrance. A cluster of gritstone blocks was observed. Those these may be natural , a threshold structure or revetment cannot be ruled out. The new path was constructed so as to preserve these features.

References

  • SNA67178 - Unpublished document: Archaeological Research Services Ltd. 2012. Peak District Hillforts: Conservation and Management Audit. p88-103.

  • SNA67236 - Unpublished document: Archaeological Research Services Ltd. 2014. Mam Tor, Derbyshire: Archaeological Watching Brief.

  • SZE10240 - Article in serial: D G Coombs. 1976. Excavations at Mam Tor, Derbyshire, 1965-69 cited in Hillforst : Later Prehistoric Earthworks in Bri.

  • SZE10240 - Article in serial: D G Coombs. 1976. Excavations at Mam Tor, Derbyshire, 1965-69 cited in Hillforst : Later Prehistoric Earthworks in Bri.

  • SZE11134 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 02/09/1993. Mam Tor - 01 West, SE section. 372.

  • SZE11359 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 25/06/1989. Mam Tor - Footpath erosion. 18.

  • SZE11360 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 24/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 West, 0.30m spit (leaving 0017 in position). 290.

  • SZE11361 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 25/08/1993. Mam Tor - 02, 0036 fully excavated. 321.

  • SZE11362 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 26/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0017 at 0.30m. 323.

  • SZE11757 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 03/08/1993. Mam Tor - 0.05m spit, central. 73.

  • SZE11758 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 03/08/1993. Mam Tor - 0.05m central. 74.

  • SZE11790 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 06/10/1988. Footpath erosion outside N Gate, looking SW, Mam Tor. 2.

  • SZE11791 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 19/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.25 spit. 242.

  • SZE12284 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 17/05/1989. Mam Tor - G Marshall Using EDM to Establish Lase-Line, Looking NNE. 7.

  • SZE12285 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 20/08/1993. Mam Tor - 04 S section. 256.

  • SZE12305 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 17/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.20m spit. 207.

  • SZE12355 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 03/08/1993. Mam Tor - 0.10m spit. 55.

  • SZE12720 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 13/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.15m spit, close-up cairn. 162.

  • SZE13157 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 27/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, end of excavation. 342.

  • SZE13304 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 27/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, end of excavation. 337.

  • SZE13324 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 25/05/1989. Possbile revetment of E inturn of N gate, Mam Tor. 9.

  • SZE13325 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 20/08/1993. Mam Tor - 03 S section, close-up of NE end. 258.

  • SZE13326 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 20/08/1993. Mam Tor - 06 fully excavated. 262.

  • SZE13327 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 24/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.30m spit (leaving 0017 in position). 292.

  • SZE13833 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 07/09/1993. Mam Tor - 08 fully excavated. 422.

  • SZE1386 - Serial: A Selkirk, W Selkirk. 1970. 23.

  • SZE1386 - Serial: A Selkirk, W Selkirk. 1970. 23.

  • SZE1387 - Serial: A Selkirk, W Selkirk. 1971. 27.

  • SZE1419 - Unpublished document: L Smith. 1987. The National Trust Archaeological Survey - The Edale Estate (High Peak), Derbyshire, Appendix D: Mam.

  • SZE1419 - Unpublished document: L Smith. 1987. The National Trust Archaeological Survey - The Edale Estate (High Peak), Derbyshire, Appendix D: Mam.

  • SZE14353 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 02/09/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, NW section. 395.

  • SZE14689 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 17/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.20m spit. 215.

  • SZE14725 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 06/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 East fully Excavated. 126.

  • SZE14749 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 01/09/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, end of excavtion. 364.

  • SZE15318 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 15/07/1987. Edge-set stone W of path, looking NW, Mam Tor. 1.

  • SZE15319 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 19/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.25m spit. 240.

  • SZE15392 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 10/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.15m spit off S edge. 152.

  • SZE15652 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 25/06/1989. Mam Tor - Erosion on Summit. 24.

  • SZE16219 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 07/09/1993. Mam Tor - 07 fully excavated. 416.

  • SZE16271 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 27/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, end of excavation. 348.

  • SZE16272 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 27/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, end of excavation general view. 350.

  • SZE16338 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 13/08/1993. Mam Tor - 02, close-up of find ABH in situ. 184.

  • SZE17135 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 25/06/1989. Mam Tor - Footpath erosion and wall. 23.

  • SZE17676 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 02/09/1993. Mam Tor - 01 West, NW section. 398.

  • SZE17862 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 02/12/1989. Mam Tor - Recording spot-heights by S Gate. 33.

  • SZE18607 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 10/08/1993. Mam Tor - 02 spit 1. 156.

  • SZE18735 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 04/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.10m spit, S edge. 95.

  • SZE19661 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 02/12/1989. Mam Tor - Recording spot-height by S Gate. 34.

  • SZE19708 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 13/08/1993. Mam Tor - 02, spit 2,. 182.

  • SZE19818 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 03/08/1993. Mam Tor - 0.05m spit, central. 70.

  • SZE20125 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 06/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 East, Fully Excavated. 123.

  • SZE20754 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 02/09/1993. Mam Tor - 01 West, SE excavation. 370.

  • SZE20781 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 19/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.25m spit. 237.

  • SZE21011 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 19/06/1989. Mam Tor - Recording Spot-heights Outside N Gate. 11.

  • SZE21012 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 20/08/1993. Mam Tor - 06 S section. 267.

  • SZE21013 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 24/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.30m spit (leaving 0017 in position). 299.

  • SZE21126 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 02/08/1993. Mam Tor - 0.05m spit, S edge. 53.

  • SZE21524 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 04/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.10m spit, S edge. 99.

  • SZE21525 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 04/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.10m spit, close-up cairn. 101.

  • SZE22351 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 17/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west 0.20m spit. 213.

  • SZE22526 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 22/09/1989. Mam Tor - W Side of Hillfort, Looking N. 31.

  • SZE22602 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 06/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 east fully excavated. 134.

  • SZE22603 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 06/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 east fully excavated. 138.

  • SZE22815 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 10/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west 0.10m spit close-up cairn. 144.

  • SZE22950 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 01/09/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, close-up 0007 in section. 355.

  • SZE22982 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 02/09/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, NW section. 405.

  • SZE23061 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 13/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 north-east, fully excavated. 193.

  • SZE23626 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 17/05/1989. Mam Tor - W Side of Hillfort Looking NNE. 4.

  • SZE23627 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 20/08/1993. Mam Tor - 04 fully excavated. 249.

  • SZE23794 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 02/09/1993. Mam Tor - 01 West, NW section. 404.

  • SZE2422 - Article in serial: I Chalkley Gould. 1902. Mam Tor, near Castleton. 24.

  • SZE2422 - Article in serial: I Chalkley Gould. 1902. Mam Tor, near Castleton. 24.

  • SZE24414 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 25/06/1989. Mam Tor - Wall SW of Summit. 26.

  • SZE24483 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 25/06/1989. Mam Tor - Steps of S Rampart. 27.

  • SZE25092 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 13/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.15m spit. 167.

  • SZE25093 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 13/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.15m west, close up 0007. 171.

  • SZE25647 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 02/09/1993. Mam Tor - 01 West, SE excavation. 379.

  • SZE25648 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 02/09/1993. Mam Tor - 01 West, SE Section. 381.

  • SZE25895 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 26/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, general shot 0.35m spit. 330.

  • SZE26475 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 13/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 North-west, fully excavated. 191.

  • SZE26489 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 06/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.10m spit, central. 113.

  • SZE26822 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 07/09/1993. Mam Tor - 08 close-up of SE section. 426.

  • SZE27243 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 25/06/1989. Mam Tor - Footpath Erosion. 19.

  • SZE27296 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 03/08/1993. Mam Tor - 0.10m spit. 81.

  • SZE28270 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 03/08/1993. Mam Tor - 0.10m spit. 62.

  • SZE28298 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 19/06/1989. Mam Tor - Recording Spot-heights Outside N Gate. 12.

  • SZE28302 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 24/08/1993. Mam Tor - 02 spit 2. 272.

  • SZE28303 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 24/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.30 spit (0017 left). 303.

  • SZE28315 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 13/08/1993. Mam Tor - 1 west, close-up of 0009. 176.

  • SZE28423 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 25/06/1989. Mam Tor - Footpath Erosion. 21.

  • SZE28547 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 03/08/1993. Mam Tor - Work in Progress. 87.

  • SZE29620 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 19/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.25m spit. 226.

  • SZE29709 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 22/06/1989. Mam Tor - Wall Exposed by Footpath, Looking ESE. 15.

  • SZE29710 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 24/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.30m sdpit (leaving 0017 in position). 280.

  • SZE29711 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 25/08/1993. Mam Tor - 05 fully sectioned. 313.

  • SZE29725 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 06/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 east, fully excavation. 121.

  • SZE30246 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 02/09/1993. Mam Tor - 01 West, SE Section, close up of 0017. 389.

  • SZE31351 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 15/09/1993. Mam Tor - North Gate, stone pitching and N most slab in place. 427.

  • SZE31406 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 26/06/1989. Mam Tor - Potsherd in Situ, Vertical. 30.

  • SZE31714 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 06/09/1993. Mam Tor - 02, 0036 box-section. 414.

  • SZE31953 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 22/06/1989. Mam Tor - N Gate Looking N. 14.

  • SZE31954 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 24/08/1993. Mam Tor - 02, close-up of 0035. 278.

  • SZE31955 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 25/08/1993. Mam Tor - 02 half sectioned. 310.

  • SZE32068 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 17/05/1989. Mam Tor - S Gate Looking SW. 5.

  • SZE32069 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 20/08/1993. Mam Tor - 04 fully excavated. 252.

  • SZE32696 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 04/08/1993. Mam Tor - 0.15m spit. 91.

  • SZE32809 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 03/08/1993. Mam Tor - 0.10m spit. 65.

  • SZE32871 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 28/07/1993. Mam Tor - 0.05 m spit. 42.

  • SZE32987 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 25/06/1989. Mam Tor. 20.

  • SZE33184 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 26/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 3west, 0017 at 0.35m. 332.

  • SZE33341 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 17/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.20m spit. 203.

  • SZE33719 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 26/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0017 at 0.35m. 334.

  • SZE33796 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 02/09/1993. Mam Tor - 01 West, SE section, close-up of 0017. 386.

  • SZE34092 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 06/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.10m spit, central. 117.

  • SZE34232 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 13/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.15m spit, 0009. 172.

  • SZE34995 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 07/09/1993. Mam Tor - 08 fully excavated. 424.

  • SZE35029 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 02/09/1993. Mam Tor - 01 West, SE section. 376.

  • SZE35046 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 22/09/1989. Mam Tor - W Side of Hillfort, Looking NNE. 32.

  • SZE35482 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 03/08/1993. Mam Tor - 0.10m spit. 85.

  • SZE35725 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 22/06/1989. Mam Tor - N Gate Passage Looking S. 13.

  • SZE35726 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 24/08/1993. Mam Tor - 02 spit 3 N half. 274.

  • SZE35727 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 24/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 South West, fully excavated. 304.

  • SZE35745 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 10/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.10m spit. 146.

  • SZE36113 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 25/06/1989. Mam Tor - Wall SW of Summit. 25.

  • SZE3647 - Document: DOE. 1984. Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 - for Mam Tor.

  • SZE3647 - Document: DOE. 1984. Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 - for Mam Tor.

  • SZE36905 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 06/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.10m spit. 104.

  • SZE37429 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 18/08/1993. Mam Tor - 03, fully excavated. 223.

  • SZE37434 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 04/08/1993. Mam Tor - 0.15m spit. 93.

  • SZE37464 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 03/08/1993. Mam Tor - 0.05m spit, close-up of 0009. 76.

  • SZE38605 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 13/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.15m spit. 163.

  • SZE38856 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 10/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west 0.15m spit, cairn S edge. 155.

  • SZE3908 - Bibliographic reference: Anon. Ancient Monuments List [Camps and Settlements], Castleton, Mam Tor.

  • SZE39167 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 26/08/1993. Mam Tor - 02, general shot, 0036 excavated. 328.

  • SZE39877 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 18/08/1993. Mam Tor - 03, fully excavated. 221.

  • SZE40104 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 28/07/1993. Mam Tor - 0.05 spit. 36.

  • SZE40313 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 25/06/1989. Mam Tor - N Gate Looking NNE. 16.

  • SZE40314 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 24/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.30m spit (leaving 0017 in position). 284.

  • SZE40315 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 25/08/1993. Mam Tor - 05 fully excavated. 314.

  • SZE40349 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 06/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 east fully excavated. 131.

  • SZE40655 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 28/07/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, surface cleaned, S edge. 44.

  • SZE40656 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 02/08/1993. Mam Tor - close-up of 0009. 49.

  • SZE40726 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 02/08/1993. Mam Tor - 0.05m spit, S edge. 52.

  • SZE40767 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 17/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.20m spit. 197.

  • SZE40768 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 17/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west 0.2m spit. 201.

  • SZE40908 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 19/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west 0.25m spit. 231.

  • SZE40909 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 19/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.25m spit. 234.

  • SZE40955 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 01/09/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, end of excavation general vies. 362.

  • SZE41462 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 01/09/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, end of excavation. 358.

  • SZE41638 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 26/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0017 at 0.30m. 326.

  • SZE41664 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 13/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 West, close-up of 0009. 178.

  • SZE41672 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 03/08/1993. Mam Tor - 0.05m spit. 78.

  • SZE42219 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 17/05/1989. Mam Tor - Platforms on W Side Looking NNE. 6.

  • SZE42220 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 20/08/1993. Mam Tor - 04 S section. 254.

  • SZE42349 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 02/09/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, SE section. 367.

  • SZE42502 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 17/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.20m spit. 208.

  • SZE42544 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 13/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 North, fully excavated. 189.

  • SZE42717 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 25/05/1989. Mam Tor - Effects of Rainstorm, Looking S from E Inturn of N Gate. 10.

  • SZE42718 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 20/08/1993. Mam Tor - 06 fully excavated. 265.

  • SZE42719 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 24/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.30m spit (leaving 0017 in position). 296.

  • SZE43468 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 07/09/1993. Mam Tor - 07 fully excavated. 418.

  • SZE44081 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 10/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 North, stones at rear of wall. 149.

  • SZE44526 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 02/09/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, NW section, close up of 0009. 408.

  • SZE44527 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 02/09/1993. 01 west, NW section, close-up of 0009 - Mam Tor. 411.

  • SZE44600 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 27/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, end of excavation. 344.

  • SZE4479 - Document: Anon. 1966. Mam Tor, Derbyshire, Council for British Archaeology.

  • SZE4479 - Document: Anon. 1966. Mam Tor, Derbyshire, Council for British Archaeology.

  • SZE44795 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 25/06/1989. Mam Tor - S Gate Looking SW with Footpath over Rampart to E of Gate. 28.

  • SZE44796 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 25/06/1989. Mam Tor - Potsherd in Situ, Looking ESE. 29.

  • SZE45129 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 02/09/1993. Mam Tor - 01 West, NW section. 401.

  • SZE46124 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 02/09/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, SE section close-up of 0011. 390.

  • SZE46136 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 03/08/1993. Mam Tor - 0.05m spit. 67.

  • SZE46138 - Photograph - black and white: Harry Beamish. 01/09/1986. Mam Tor, NW Side from Rushup Edge. 28.

  • SZE46315 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 25/06/1989. Mam Tor - Footpath Erosion. 17.

  • SZE46316 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 24/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.30m spit (leaving 0017 in position)_. 286.

  • SZE46317 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 25/08/1993. Mam Tor - 05 S section. 318.

  • SZE46443 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 28/07/1993. Mam Tor - 01, 0.05m spit. 38.

  • SZE46607 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 17/05/1989. Mam Tor - W Side of Hillfort Looking N. 3.

  • SZE46608 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 19/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.25m spit. 246.

  • SZE47194 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 06/08/1993. Mam Tor - 01 west, 0.10m spit. 110.

  • SZE47574 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 25/06/1989. Mam Tor - Footpath Erosion. 22.

  • SZE47593 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 07/09/1993. Mam Tor - 07 close-up of SE Section. 420.

  • SZE47884 - Photograph - colour: G Guilbert. 03/08/1993. Mam Tor - 0.10m spit. 58.

  • SZE5329 - Article in serial: Anon. 1970. ROUND-UP: Excavations '70. 23.

  • SZE5329 - Article in serial: Anon. 1970. ROUND-UP: Excavations '70. 23.

  • SZE5716 - Unpublished document: G Guilbert. 1996. Mam Tor 1993-4: Excavations and Watching-Brief.

  • SZE6224 - Unpublished document: G Guilbert, S J Malone. 1992. Trent & Peak Archaeological Trust National Trust Properties : Edale.

  • SZE6224 - Unpublished document: G Guilbert, S J Malone. 1992. Trent & Peak Archaeological Trust National Trust Properties : Edale.

  • SZE6275 - Unpublished document: D R Wilson. 1992. Revised plan of work on Mam Tor.

  • SZE6275 - Unpublished document: D R Wilson. 1992. Revised plan of work on Mam Tor.

  • SZE6737 - Article in serial: K Smith. 1985. Mam Tor Hillfort, Peak Distrist & Northern Dukeries : a field guide.

  • SZE6737 - Article in serial: K Smith. 1985. Mam Tor Hillfort, Peak Distrist & Northern Dukeries : a field guide.

  • SZE7031 - Document: Anon. Mam Tor.

  • SZE7031 - Document: Anon. Mam Tor.

  • SZE816 - Article in serial: E J S Gerrish. 1984. The Prehistoric Pottery from Mam Tor: Further Considerations. 103.

  • SZE816 - Article in serial: E J S Gerrish. 1984. The Prehistoric Pottery from Mam Tor: Further Considerations. 103.

  • SZE8300 - Article in serial: D G Coombs. 1979. Excavation of the Hill Fort of Mam Tor, Derbyshire 1965-69. 99.

  • SZE8549 - Unpublished document: Beamish, H. 1986. The National Trust Archaeological Survey - Edale (High Peak), Derbyshire.

  • SZE8549 - Unpublished document: Beamish, H. 1986. The National Trust Archaeological Survey - Edale (High Peak), Derbyshire.

  • SZE8922 - Article in serial: G Guilbert. 1996. The Oldest Artefact of Lead in the Peak: New Evidence from Mam Tor. 13. 1.

Designations

Other Statuses and References

  • HER/SMR Reference (External): 3318
  • HER/SMR Reference (External): 3319
  • National Monuments Record Reference: SK18SW1
  • National Park
  • Site of Special Scientific Interest (Geological & Biologi)

Associated Events

  • ENA1041 - Field Survey, The National Trust Archaeological Survey - Edale (High Peak), Derbyshire
  • ENA1077 - Archaeological Intervention, Mam Tor 1993-4: Excavations and Watching-Brief, Edale
  • ENA1106 - Archaeological Intervention, Manchester University excavations at Mam Tor, Edale (Ref: 19008)
  • ENA1107 - Field Survey, Photogrammetric survey, 1973, Edale
  • ENA4158 - Field Survey, High Peak Estate Landscape Survey 2001, Hope Woodlands, Edale, and Eccles Pike
  • ENA8752 - Non Archaeological Intervention, Watching brief at Mam Tor Hillfort during construction of path

Associated Finds

None Recorded

Related Records

None Recorded