Fin Cop

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Fin Cop
Fin Cop Jonathan Clitheroe.jpg
The summit of Fin Cop
Elevation 327 m[1]
Fin Cop is located in England
Fin Cop
Fin Cop
Fin Cop within England
Location Derbyshire, England
Coordinates 53°14′09″N 1°44′13″W / 53.23583°N 1.73694°W / 53.23583; -1.73694Coordinates: 53°14′09″N 1°44′13″W / 53.23583°N 1.73694°W / 53.23583; -1.73694

Fin Cop is a hill and an associated Iron Age hill fort in Monsal Dale, close to Ashford in the Water in Derbyshire, England.[2]

The fort shows evidence of hurried construction, indicating a defensive response to a real threat, rather than the more usual assumption that such forts were a display of status and prestige.[2] The hillfort, along with an adjacent bowl barrow, lime kiln and quarry, constitutes a Scheduled Ancient Monument.[3]

Recent excavations have unearthed a mass burial containing only women and children, the first such segregated burial in Iron Age Britain.[2]


Looking east, the hill on the right is Fin Cop

External links[edit]

  • "Fin Cop Hillfort". Archaeological Research Services Ltd. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 
  • "Fin Cop". National Monuments Record. Retrieved 2011-04-18.