SK 13 63: VINCENT KNOLL, ROUND BARROW (Lost). A much reduced and ill defined barrow on a hill facing Vincent Knoll was opened by T.Bateman on 25th June 1850. A rock cut grave, four feet [1.2 metres] deep, contained two contracted inhumations. One lay on its left side, the other on its right, the latter was accompanied by a "a large and good instrument of slightly burnt grey flint", the other by two "weapons of flint". Two of the finds are illustrated in (5), one is a scraper, the other undiagnostic. (6).
Not located. (3). There are no extant recorded barrows which fit this description, Vincent Knoll was described by Bateman as a "field near Parcelly Hay"; the name is no longer current but was presumably somewhere near Vincent House at SK 137 632. Locating the position of this barrow is compounded by the lack of direction of the hill from Vincent knoll. The two extant barrows in the vicinity (SMR 6837; SMR 6836), are well preserved and thus cannot be the site in question. (6). Parsely Hay is located on the map at SK 147 636 near New Vincent Farm. If the barrow existed, it was probably located near this reference. (7).
Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1861. Ten Years' Diggings in Celtic and Saxon Grave Hills. p68.
Unpublished document: Bateman, T. n.d.. Descriptions of, and Observations on, Further Discoveries in the Barrows of Derbyshire.
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