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Monument record MDR1193 - Barrow, south-east of Nether Low Bowl Barrow, Chelmorton

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Full Description

A small low barrow in the neighbourhood of Nether Low, opened on the 23rd June 1849, was found to cover a rock-grave lined with stone slabs and containing a Saxon burial with an iron knife, and traces of wood and animal skin. (1) Anglian primary. (5) A low mound at SK 1107 6887 is probably the tumulus excavated by Bateman. Surveyed at 1/2500. (6) Dimensions: Length is 9.5m, breadth is 9.0m. This low mound is crossed by a drystone wall and is currently being damaged by livestock erosion. The rock cut grave was oriented east to west and was lined with slabs at the head end. (10, 11) An OS triangulation pillar is marked on the 1922 map at or near the mound, but this has now been removed. Bateman excavated the mound in 1849 and found an adult male inhumation accompanied by an iron knife by the pelvis and a decayed object of wood and animal skin. These finds indicate the mound was an Anglian barrow built over the grave of an 'early Christian noble, of probable 7th century AD date'. (11)

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1861. Ten Years' Diggings in Celtic and Saxon Grave Hills. p51.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Bateman, T. Descriptions of, and Observations on, Further Discoveries in the Barrows of Derbyshire.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Howarth, E. 1899. Catalogue of the Bateman Collection of Antiquities in the Sheffield Public Museum. p236.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. n.d.. Illustrations of Antiquity.
  • <5> Article in serial: Ozanne, A. 1962-3. 'The Peak Dwellers', Medieval Archaeology. Volume 6-7. p42.
  • <6> Personal Observation: F1 BHS 09-MAR-66.
  • <7> Unpublished document: Lewis, G (University of Liverpool). 1970. The Bronze Age in the Southern Pennines. p286.
  • <8> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p28.
  • <9> Index: NDAT. 0688. 0688.
  • <10> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 7:16.
  • <11> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1992. Shallow Grange, Chelmorton, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1992. No.2, p1.



Grid reference Centred SK 1104 6887 (108m by 119m) (Centre)

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  • EDR3688
  • EDR933

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Jun 8 2017 3:12PM

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