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Monument record MDR1730 - Possible barrow, Rocky 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.1296 7635: ROCKY LOW, DUBIOUS BARROW SITE Rocky Low, near Wheston, listed as a barrow. (2). SK 12967635 The name of field No. 1070 is "Low" described as Rocky Pasture and the Ordnance Survey 6" 1883 shows rock details just inside the whole of its eastern limit. Hence the term "Rocky Low" (1,3). Mentioned in Sale Catalogue, 1828 (1). (1,4). Rockey Low is entirely devoted to former surface quarrying; these are no indications of a barrow. (5). 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. The whole field has been quarried. (7)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Map: 1841. Tithe Map and Apportionment Roll.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1861. Ten Years' Diggings in Celtic and Saxon Grave Hills. p 294.
  • <3> Map: 1883. OS 6", 1st edition.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Cameron, K. 1959. The Place-Names of Derbyshire, Part I. English Place-Name Society, Vol. XXVII.. p 177.
  • <5> Personal Observation: F1 FDC 18-JUL-66.
  • <6> Index: NDAT. 2050. 2050.
  • <7> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 2:E.



Grid reference Centred SK 1295 7634 (87m by 73m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1209

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Record last edited

Jul 13 2015 9:10AM

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