(Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1900 AD?)
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(Area SK 165535). A previously opened barrow, fifteen yards in diameter and four feet high, of earth mixed with chert, in the garden at Newton Grange. It was excavated on the 15th July 1851 but only charcoal, calcined bone and flint chippings were found. (1).
There is no knowledge, or local evidence of a barrow immediately adjacent to Newton Grange farmhouse. The owner believes that Bateman is referring to the barrow at SK 16475329 [SMR 10603]. (2). Barnatt examined the present garden at Newton Grange in 1988 but found no evidence of the mound. Carrington's excavations cut a trench 3.7 metres by 2.7 metres probably in the centre of the mound. He found charcoal and a few flint flakes and at the natural, burnt bone, a piece of coal and an iron nail. Barnatt suggests that if the flints are residual, the mound may be a medieval structure associated with the grange. (7). The precise location of this barrow is unknown as it has probably been destroyed or lost. The approximate region of the barrow according to documentary evidence has been plotted in the garden of Newton Grange Farm. (8).
Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1861. Ten Years' Diggings in Celtic and Saxon Grave Hills. p 178.
Personal Observation: F1 FRH 11-NOV-66.
Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p 79.
Unpublished document: Lewis, G (University of Liverpool). 1970. The Bronze Age in the Southern Pennines. p 488.
Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 9:28.
Personal Observation: Thornton, A. Personal observation, map evidence, field visit etc..
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Centred SK 164 535 (36m by 41m) (Centre)
NEWTON GRANGE, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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