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Monument record MDR2851 - Roystone Grange (Powder House) Bowl Barrow, Ballidon

Type and Period (2)

  • (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

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Full Description

SK 20425681. An undated barrow 100 metres to the south-east of a 19th century explosives store, thereby named Powder Barrow. It has been severely damaged in recent years by the burrowing of rabbits, and measures 11 metres by 11 metres and stands ½ metre high. It has traces of a limestone cist. (1). Roystone Grange bowl barrow became a scheduled monument on the 4th September 1992 and is a roughly circular cairn in an unusual shelf location in the south-eastern uplands of the limestone plateau of Derbyshire. The monument includes a mound measuring 11½ metres by 10½ metres by c.½ metre high and with traces of a limestone cist. But for some slight disturbance on the north-west side the barrow is complete. Its form and the presence of the cist, in which human remains would have been placed, indicate a Bronze Age date for the monument. (2). This barrow is located on a ridgetop shelf with visibility only to the west and to the top of Minninglow. The top is shallow indicating that the mound has been robbed. The vestiges of a cist are shown by two vertically set stones south-west of the centre. Near the edge of the mound is a third vertical slab, possibly a kerb stone. (3,6). Photographic record. (4,5). Site monitoring has been carried out and area appears not to be under threat. (7)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Article in serial: Hodges, R, Thomas, J & Wildgoose, M. 1989. 'The barrow cemetery at Roystone Grange', Derbyshire Archaeology Journal. Volume 109. pp 7-15, plan.
  • <2> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1992. Scheduling Notification. 13332. Cat. No.: 295.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994).
  • <4> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection.
  • <5> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 2000. Oldfields Farm, Ballidon, Derbyshire, archaeological field survey, 2000. p22.
  • <7> Unpublished document: Brown, R (PDNPA). 2010. Scheduled Monument No. Roystone Grange Bowl Barrow.



Grid reference Centred SK 2045 5686 (10m by 14m) (Centre)

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  • EDR3704
  • EDR3163

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Record last edited

Feb 20 2015 4:07PM

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