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Monument record MDR1728 - Possible barrow, Needham Low, south-west of Wheston Hall, Wheston

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 130 762 : NEEDHAM LOW, DUBIOUS BARROW SITE Needham Low, near Wheston, listed as a barrow. (2) Mentioned in 1828 Sale Catalogue (3). (1,3). [Area SK 130762] "Needham Low". (3). Needham Low is under permanent rough pasture with rock outcrop, there is no surface indication of a barrow. (4). This site may well have been postulated on the basis of place name evidence only. The name 'low' is certainly no positive indicator of the former presence of a barrow. A search of the hilltop failed to find a barrow. (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

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 Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989.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



Grid reference Centred SK 130 761 (72m by 67m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1209

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Record last edited

Jul 13 2015 9:11AM

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