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Monument record MDR1194 - Round barrow, Chelmorton Thorn, Chelmorton

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A grave mound, nine yards across and two feet high, near Chelmorton Thorn, was opened by Bateman on the 9th August 1859. It contained an Anglo-Saxon burial with two short knives and an iron buckle. (1) [SK 11886953] TUMULUS (Site of). (3) Anglian primary. (4) There are no remains at the published site but to the north-west at SK 1186 6955 is a ploughed over mound 8.0m in diameter and 0.1m high which appears to be the remains of the barrow. (5) The site has been ploughed over and seems somewhat spread, the original diameter was probably c. 8-9m. Bateman noted the mound was earthen of a tempered clay with stone content increasing towards the centre. The inhumation appears to have been in a pit that cut the bedrock slightly. This was oriented east to west. (7)

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1861. Ten Years' Diggings in Celtic and Saxon Grave Hills. p105.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Howarth, E. 1899. Catalogue of the Bateman Collection of Antiquities in the Sheffield Public Museum. p235.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1955. 6".
  • <4> Article in serial: Ozanne, A. 1962-3. 'The Peak Dwellers', Medieval Archaeology. Volume 6-7. p42.
  • <5> Personal Observation: F1 BHS 02-FEB-66.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p28.
  • <7> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 7:17.
  • <8> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 424.0A-9A.
  • <9> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 3820.1-13.



Grid reference Centred SK 1185 6954 (11m by 10m) (Centre)

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  • EDR741

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Record last edited

Nov 14 2016 12:09PM

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