[SK 1692 6897] TUMULUS. (1). The nearer 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. It had been previously opened and only fragments of two urns, flint flakes, burnt bones and charcoal, and a skeleton were found. (2).
The field is ploughed but the round barrow stands about 5 ft high. It is a scheduled monument. (3,4). The barrow is situated in a small copse and has not been ploughed. Published survey (25") correct. (5). The mound is largely intact but has pits in the centre and to the east and north-west; these predate 1845? A slab to the west may be the vestige of a kerb. The disturbed unburnt bones found by Bateman represented an adult and a juvenille. The sherds were of unknown type. (9).
The bowl barrow west of Manor House is situated on the limestone plateau of Derbyshire south of Wye Dale. The monument includes a roughly circular mound measuring 15m by 15.5m and standing c.1m high. In 1845, the barrow was
partially excavated by Thomas Bateman who found fragments of two urns and the burnt remains of at least one cremation. In addition, a number of flints and the unburnt bones of one adult and one juvenile were also recovered. These remains indicate a Bronze Age date for the barrow. (12).
Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 6:2.
Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 12403.1.
Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Committee (NDAC). North Derbyshire Archaeological Committee Index. 1985: 1757.
Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1993. Scheduling Notification: Bowl Barrow west of Manor House. Cat. No.: 167.
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