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Monument record MDR2243 - Possible Barrow, Snels Low, Peak Forest

Type and Period (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 1134 8179: Snel's Low, Spurious Barrow (natural knoll): (SK 11348178) Tumulus. (1) Snels Low. (2) There is no evidence of a barrow on, or near, the summit of Snels Low, an area of outcrop, surface quarrying and spoil heaps. (3) SK 11348179. Snels Low. Shown on Ordnance Survey map as a tumulus. Probably natural. (4) Quarrying of this "barrow-like" knoll, on its eastern side, shows it is entirely natural. The only source interpreting this site as a barrow is the Ordnance Survey, there are no recorded finds. However, the possibility that it was mistaken for a barrow in prehistory and burials inserted, cannot be ignored. (5). The crest of this hill has been recorded as having a barrow on it. While the summit of th emound looks barrow-like, close inspection shows it to be an irregular, long but think knoll made entirely of solid limestone. (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: David & Charles edition, Sheet 27. 1840. OS 1" map, Buxton & Stockport. Surveyed 1836-1839, with later revisions..
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1955. 6".
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 FRH 06-SEP-65.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p 4.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 1:A.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1993. Peakshill Farm, Peak Forest, archaeological survey, 1993. No. 19, p 3.



Grid reference Centred SK 1133 8178 (15m by 16m) (Centre)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (3)

  • EDR52
  • EDR3758
  • EDR860

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Record last edited

Mar 11 2015 1:18PM

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