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Monument record MDR2890 - ?Round cairn, north of Minninglow Quarry, Ballidon

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Possible round barrow north of Minninglow Quarry. (1) This barrow may correspond to Barnatt's barrow site 10:40, which is the nearest barrow to Minninglow Quarry. It has been recorded as destroyed or lost. 10:40 is possibly a barrow excavated by Bateman on the 12th July 1843 where two inhumations were discovered with sherds of a 'coarse, dark coloured urn', a flint arrowhead, a small piece of iron and horse teeth. Lower down, a cist of flat limestones contained two decayed inhumations and a human cremation. Lower in the cist was an iron knife and sheath. The south of the barrow had been extended and underneath the turf was another inhumation of a young person with a Beaker, a bronze awl, and a flint implement. (2) This description fits SMR 917, suggesting that SMR 920 is a different barrow. As the precise location of this barrow is unknown, the fields to the north of Minninglow Quarry have been plotted as the approximate location of the mound. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Index: NDAT. 0169. 0169.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 10:40.
  • <3> Personal Observation: Thornton, A. Personal observation, map evidence, field visit etc..



Grid reference SK 205 577 (point) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Oct 6 2009 4:26PM

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