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Monument record MDR1727 - Possible barrow, Lower Low, south-west of Middleton House Farm, Wheston

Type and Period (1)

  • ? (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

SK c.1290 7628 : LOWER LOW, DUBIOUS BARROW SITE Lower Low near Wheston, listed as a barrow. (1). Field Nos. 1069, 1070 and 1071 are named "Low", but inspection of the Ordnance Survey 1/25,000 map shows that the ground slopes downwards here in a north-east to south-west direction thus inferring that Field 1071 at SK 12907628 is the "Lower Low". (2). Lower Low is under rough pasture, there are no surface indications of a barrow. (3). This site may well have been postulated on place-name evidence only. The name 'Low' is certainly no positive indicator of the former presence of a barrow. A search failed to find a barrow. (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1861. Ten Years' Diggings in Celtic and Saxon Grave Hills. p 293.
  • <2> Map: 1841. Tithe Map and Apportionment Roll.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 FDC 18-JUL-66.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Cameron, K. 1959. The Place-Names of Derbyshire, Part I. English Place-Name Society, Vol. XXVII.. p 177.
  • <5> Index: NDAT. 2052. 2052.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 2:D.



Grid reference Centred SK 1289 7626 (110m by 110m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1209

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Record last edited

Jul 13 2015 9:12AM

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