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Monument record MDR2843 - Gallowlow Lane Bowl Barrow, Ballidon

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SK 21275671. Damaged cairn with traces of central cist. 22 paces in diameter and two feet high. No further reference. (1,2). Barnatt identifies this barrow as 10:13. It is near the crest of a broad low ridge with good visibility to the north-east and east. There have been no excavations of this barrow, apart from a series of pits opened by robbers. (3). Gallowlow Lane bowl barrow became a scheduled monument on the 4th September 1992. It is a roughly circular cairn situated on Brassington Moor in the south-eastern uplands of the limestone plateau of Derbyshire. The monument includes a mound measuring 21 metres by 18½ metres which survives to a height of c.0.6 metres. Originally it would have been higher but the cairn has been robbed of much of its stone, probably for wall-building in the early nineteenth century. In other respects, however, it is undisturbed and shows traces of a central limestone cist in which a burial would have been placed. The overall appearance and the presence of the cist indicate a Bronze Age date for the barrow. (4). Site monitoring has been carried out and site does not apprear to be damaged. See report for more details. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p13.
  • <2> Index: NDAT. 0170. 0170.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 10:13.
  • <4> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1992. Scheduling Notification. 13329. Cat. No.: 292.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Marriott, J (PDNPA). 2011. Scheduled Monument Monitoring Form: Gallow Low Lane Bowl Barrow.



Grid reference Centred SK 2125 5670 (17m by 18m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (3)

  • EDR3159
  • EDR3161
  • EDR3160

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Record last edited

Nov 6 2014 1:59PM

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