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Monument record MDR2111 - West Bowl Barrow, 166m north-west of Bowl Barrow west of Castlegate, Little Longstone

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SK 1818 7289: Hay Dale, ?Round Barrow: Dimensions: diameter is 14m (15 paces), height is 1.3m (4ft). Probable barrow well-robbed, but can be traced on the east side, over the wall. One small area on the west side is 1.1m (4ft) high. (1) This mutilated mound has now been ploughed-out, east of the wall. The west half is heavily cratered. In the absence of other obvious explanations this site is probably a barrow. There is a second possible barrow adjacent (SMR 9306). (2). The monument are situated overlooking Hay Dale on the limestone plateau of Derbyshire. It comprises a single area containing two bowl barrows located c.10m apart and the area between the barrows in which archaeological remains preserving their relationship will survive. The smaller eastern barrow [SMR 9306] is roughly circular, has a diameter of c.10m and survives to a height of c.0.5m. It has been ploughed down in the past and would originally have stood somewhat higher. The eastern half of the adjacent barrow [SMR 9305] has also been levelled by ploughing though it is still clearly visible beneath the drystone wall which crosses the barrow from north to south. The western half of this barrow has been slightly disturbed by stone-robbing but is otherwise intact and stands to a height of c.1m. It measures 14m from north to south and roughly half that measurement from east to west, indicating that it too was roughly circular but somewhat larger than the barrow to the east. No recorded excavation of either barrow has been carried out but their appearance and proximity to other barrows of the period indicate both to be of Bronze Age date. (3)

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  • <1> Index: NDAT. 1400.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 4:3.
  • <3> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1993. Scheduling Notification. 13382. Cat. No.: 313.



Grid reference Centred SK 1817 7289 (39m by 21m) (Centre)

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Dec 19 2007 5:22PM

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