Monument record MDR13196 - Possible barrow, Calton Pastures, Edensor
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? (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
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A possible round barrow about 6.5m x 7m across and 0.2m x 0.3m high, was identified during archaeological survey of Chatsworth Inbye Land in 1999-2000. If it is a barrow, it is ploughed down, but it could also be a fortuitous slight natural rise. Previous examination of the feature (1) suggested a greater diameter of 11m x 7m; this is due to a low extension to the north-west which has now been re-interpreted as part of a field boundary. On May 2 1850 Thomas Bateman excavated four barrows on Calton Pastures, and this may be one of those - his description of a 'small mound … rather lower down in the Park' could fit this site, although the identification is far from certain. It was found to have been pillaged and no finds were made. (2)
Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 31.6.
Unpublished document: Barnatt, J and H Taylor (PDNPA). 2000. The Chatsworth Estate Historic Landscape Survey, Chatsworth Inbye Land: Archaeological Survey 1999-2000. p 175, Feature 44.2.
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Centred SK 2374 6892 (16m by 15m)
EDENSOR, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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Apr 9 2015 9:41AM
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