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Monument record MDR1264 - Bowl Barrow, 268m north of Manor House, Sheldon

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[SK 1683 6913]. No barrow exists at the published site which is adjacent to old lead mines. A mound at SK 1683 6925 is probably that dug by Bateman being almost exactly the three hundred yards distant from the other tumulus. (1)[?]. The further of the two large barrows (c. 300 yards apart) about half a mile from the village of Sheldon was excavated on the 6th May 1845 and found to contain a cinerary urn inverted over a deposit of burnt human bones. (1,2). TUMULUS. (3). (SK 16 NE 4) Surveyed at 1/2500. (4). The length of the barrow is 20m, its breadth is 15½m and it has a height of 0.7m. It is a low mound wrongly positioned on the 1955 Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Excavated by T Bateman on the 6th May 1845. A collared urn in a scooped hole, inverted over a cremation with flint flakes was found. (6). Bowl barrow located on a gentle slope with good visibility over the lower shelves to the north and east/south-east. It was excavated on the 6th May 1845 by Bateman who dug a circular excavation at the centre discovering a collared urn inverted over a human cremation on the natural surface. In the mound were chippings of coarse flint or chert. The mound has a large central disturbance, entered from the south, the whole having been ploughed over. (8). The barrow became a scheduled monument on 21st December 1992. The bowl barrow north of Manor House is a sub-circular barrow located south of Wye Dale on the limestone plateau of Derbyshire. The monument includes a mound measuring 20m by 15.0m and standing c.0.75m high. This was partially excavated in 1845 by Thomas Bateman who recovered flints and a collared urn and the remains of a cremation. The barrow also lies in an eighteenth-century industrial landscape adjacent to a lead rake and c.50m south-west of a collapsed limekiln. The remains uncovered by Bateman date the barrow to the Bronze Age. (9).

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  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1848. Vestiges of the Antiquities of Derbyshire. pp 60-61.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Abercromby, J. 1912. Bronze Age Pottery of the British Isles. p116, fig.96.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1955. 6".
  • <4> Personal Observation: F1 BHS 15-FEB-66.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p86.
  • <6> Index: OS. SK 16 NE 3. SK 16 NE 3.
  • <7> Index: NDAT. 1754. 1754.
  • <8> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 6:1.
  • <9> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1992. Scheduling Notification. 13355. Cat. No.: 307.



Grid reference Centred SK 1683 6925 (14m by 16m) (Centre)

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Nov 28 2007 11:08AM

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