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Monument record MDR1090 - Saint's Hill barrow, Parwich Hill, Parwich

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A disturbed barrow in a plantation on the summit of Saint's Hill, near Parwich (named after the owner or occupier [Mr Saint]) was examined on the 9th August 1849 when about 80 third brass coins of the Lower Empire were found scattered about. (2,3,7). In 1846 Isaac Saint occupied the large field called 'Hill' adjoining the plantation at SK 18785499 which is shown on the Tithe Map (1) and it is therefore probable that the barrow is in this plantation. (3,4,7). In 1966, the area was surveyed at 1:2500. A heavy scatter of stone in an otherwise clear plantation was found which possibly marks the barrow excavated by Bateman. (5,7). According to Barnatt, the barrow was located on the crest of a broad hilltop, but is now [1989] destroyed. The plantation was searched but there were no obvious traces of the barrow apart from some irregular areas of stones, probably shallow stone quarries for walls. Pre 1849, workmen quarried the barrow for wall stone and found c.80 bronze Roman coins. In 1849, Bateman excavated the remains and found two human teeth only. (8).

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Map: 1846. Tithe Map and Apportionment, Parwich.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1861. Ten Years' Diggings in Celtic and Saxon Grave Hills. p61.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Haverfield, F. 1905. 'Romano-British Derbyshire', in Victoria County History, Derbyshire, Vol 1. p260.
  • <4> Personal Observation: R1 DJC 22-MAY-63.
  • <5> Personal Observation: F1 JB 20-MAY-66.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p84.
  • <7> Index: NDAT. 1699. 1699.
  • <8> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 10:55.



Grid reference SK 1878 5498 (point) (Centre)

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  • EDR594
  • EDR1268

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Record last edited

Dec 20 2010 11:42AM

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