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)
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.
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Centred SK 2045 5686 (10m by 14m) (Centre)
BALLIDON, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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