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Monument record MDR113 - Round barrow (lost, approximate site of), Earl Sterndale, Hartington Middle Quarter

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Full Description

Dimensions- diamater is 11m, height is 0.3m. One of a line of three small unlocated barrows described as being on the summit of hills between the Buxton-Ashbourne road and Church Sterndale. This description suggests an area somewhere north of Hurdlow, towards Dow Low, probably within the area of Dow Low quarry. This mound was opened by T Bateman on 7th July 1849, and covered an extended female Anglian inhumation in a rock cut grave, accompanied by an iron knife, a thread box with a sliding lid, two bronze pins and the remains of a chateline. This material dates to the 7th century. (1, 3-6) Bateman states that it is in a field called 'Top of the Hurst'. The Barrow was earthen and the grave oriented east to west. The small items were in a hazel basket. (7)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1861. Ten Years' Diggings in Celtic and Saxon Grave Hills. pp. 52-54.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Bateman, T. Descriptions of, and Observations on, Further Discoveries in the Barrows of Derbyshire.
  • <3> Article in serial: Ozanne, A. 1962-3. 'The Peak Dwellers', Medieval Archaeology. Volume 6-7. pp. 15-52.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Meaney, A. 1964. A Gazetteer of Early Anglo-Saxon Burial Sites.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p. 46.
  • <6> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index: 1088. 1088.
  • <7> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 7:48.



Grid reference Centred SK 095 674 (681m by 323m) (Approximate)

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Jul 2 2019 4:02PM

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