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Site record MDR206 - Possible round barrow (site of), Bee Low, Peak Forest

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  • None recorded

Full Description

SK c.093 792: Bee Low, Round Barrow (site of). This site was marked on the OS 1" map of 1838-1840 as 'Tumulus'. (1) On Bee Low at SK 0925 7914 surmounted by an Ordnance Survey Triangulation Pillar is a mound c.1.0m high. It is very mutilated and is situated within 5.0m of a deep and active quarry, and does not have the appearance of a tumulus. There is no other mound in the vicinity and authority 1 is probably a misidentification. (2) The tumulus at Bee Low has been quarried away. (3). Barrow recorded in 1838 but subsequently quarried away. (4) No details of this site are known. It is shown as round on the 1838-1840 Ordnance Survey map but this may be a stylistic representation of shape. The quarry edge was searched in 1988 without result and the mound has presumably been quarried away. (5)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • --- Unpublished document: Brightman, J (ARS Ltd). 2012. Doveholes Quarry, Cultural Heritage Desk-Based Assessment.
  • --- Unpublished document: Brightman, J (ARS). 2013. Doveholes Quarry, Buxton: Report on Archaeological Earthwork Survey.
  • <1> Map: David & Charles edition, Sheet 27. 1840. OS 1" map, Buxton & Stockport. Surveyed 1836-1839, with later revisions..
  • <2> Personal Observation: F1 BHS 25-JAN-66.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p 84.
  • <4> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. 2830.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 1:11.



Grid reference SK 093 792 (point) (Approximate)

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Related Events/Activities (3)

  • EDR5208
  • EDR5038
  • EDR1378

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Record last edited

May 25 2021 12:38PM

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