Hob Hurst’s House

Hob Hurst’s House, Peak District, Derbyshire, England. Another historic site I used to manage.

Hob Hurst’s House is a prehistoric burial mound (cairn) that is about eight meters square, made of thirteen stones standing edge to edge that measure two meters by three meters. The cairn structure is surrounded by a 3 metre wide roughly square ditch and then a bank standing about a metre high and measuring a further 3 metres in width although both bank and ditch have been damaged on the northern side by a later trackway.

It was probably built in the late Bronze Age or early Iron Age and contained a layer of charcoal, and two deposits of burnt bones when excavated in 1853.

It is named after a local legendary Goblin called Hob Hurst but there are also tales that Hob was another name for the Devil.

It is free to visit and is managed by English Heritage

About X-Wide P

Award winning advocate for the arts, heritage & culture; Fine Artist & Curator at StudionAme; Resources Manager for Leicester Arts, Museums, Festivals & Events; Founder & Curator of L.O.V.E. Art the Leicester Open Exhibition
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