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Monument record MDR240 - Round barrow, Anthony Hill, Buxton

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In the afternoon of July 4 1851 Bateman opened four trenches in a barrow on Anthony Hill. The barrow was described as measuring about 14 yards across and not more than a foot high, having been reduced to within a few inches of the natural soil. Many fragments of human bone and a boar's tusk were found just under the turf. It was concluded that all the interments had been destroyed 'from not having been buried deeper'. (1) The remains of a barrow are just visible at the indicated site as a low, roughly circular, platform. Published survey, (25") revised. (2) The round cairn on Anthony Hill has been scheduled. (4) The barrow is sited on the crest of a broad, low hill, at the centre of an upper valley basin. It has been ploughed-over and may well have had its top removed for stone. There is a low boundary bank adjacent to the west. The central dish probably pre-dates the 1851 excavation - Bateman's trenches cannot be traced. The original diameter was probable c. 12m. (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1861. Ten Years' Diggings in Celtic and Saxon Grave Hills. p 81.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: F1 FRH 12-JAN-66.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p26.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: DOE(IAM) Anc Mons Eng 3 1978 23.
  • <5> Index: NDAT. NDAT: 0543.. 0543.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 7:2.



Grid reference Centred SK 0465 7066 (26m by 26m) (Centre)

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  • EDR545
  • EDR1029

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Dec 8 2010 9:09AM

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