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Monument record MDR1555 - Round barrow, Long Gallery Plantation, Middleton and Smerrill

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  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 1857 6151. The site is located "in the immediate neighbourhood" of the Kenslow Knoll barrow [SMR 10120]. Excavated on 18th May 1825 by William Bateman and Samuel Mitchell, they discovered a rock cut grave (3), or natural depression (7), containing a few human bones [?Anglian], two iron knives (source 7 indicates a spearhead), two pieces of iron (no reference in source 7) and much charcoal. (1,3,6,8,15). Tumulus. (9). Published survey (25") revised. (11). The mound is located on the crest of a ridge with good visibility in the western half. It has had much of its interior removed; the rim is 0.3 to 0.4 metres high. The mound has three dead trees on it. The plantation was created in 1825 and the robbing of the interior probably predates this. Given the robbing of the site the grave may have been disturbed previously. (15).

Sources/Archives (15)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Mitchell, S. 1842. Memoranda Dated 26-12-1842, in T. Bateman Correspondence, vol.2..
  • <2> Unpublished document: Bateman, T. 1843. 'A Description of Tumuli Opened by Thomas Bateman Esq. of Bakewell in the summer of 1843', Collectania Antiquia. Section 17. p59.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1848. Vestiges of the Antiquities of Derbyshire. p33.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: MS: Bateman, T. 1848, p23..
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1855. Descriptive Catalogue of the Antiquities at Lomberdale House. H10.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, W. 1821-1832. A Description of Tumuli etc. Opened Principally at Middleton by Youlgreave. Section 15.
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: Howarth, E. 1899. Catalogue of the Bateman Collection of Antiquities in the Sheffield Public Museum. p220.
  • <8> Article in serial: Ward, J. 1908. 'Notes on some Derbyshire antiquities from Samuel Mitchell's memoranda', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 30, pp 155-172. p166.
  • <9> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1955. 6".
  • <10> Bibliographic reference: Meaney, A. 1964. A Gazetteer of Early Anglo-Saxon Burial Sites.
  • <11> Personal Observation: F1 JB 17-FEB-66.
  • <12> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p74.
  • <13> Index: NDAT. 1497. 1497.
  • <14> Unpublished document: Lewis, G (University of Liverpool). 1970. The Bronze Age in the Southern Pennines. p404.
  • <15> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 8:20.



Grid reference Centred SK 1858 6151 (17m by 16m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Jun 30 2009 10:59AM

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