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Monument record MDR2893 - Large Round Barrow, Roystone Grange, Ballidon

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A large site with a diameter of 25 yards and six inches in height located adjacent to SMR 922. It was examined by T Bateman on 15th August 1849 who found a large number of rat's bones. The barrow had almost completely destroyed already and only a retaining circle of large stones remained. (1). This barrow was not located during a field survey undertaken in 1966. (3,4). Barnatt records this barrow as either 10:39 or 10:E. If it is 10:39, he suggests that this barrow has been destroyed or lost. Alternatively, if it is 10:E, also located near Roystone Grange at SK 2060 5655, the 'barrow-like' mound was likely to be a spoil heap. (6). Barrow to the north [of SMR 922] opened by Bateman on 15th August 1849 but found to be 'completely destroyed' internally. Now entirely ploughed out, but having recently measured 10.00 metres x 5.20 metres. No associated finds recorded. (7).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1861. Ten Years' Diggings in Celtic and Saxon Grave Hills. p62.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p14.
  • <3> Personal Observation: Seaman, B H. 26-APR-1966. Pers. Comm..
  • <4> Index: NDAT. 0172. 0172.
  • <5> Index: NDAT. 2783. 2783.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Sites 10:39, 10:E.
  • <7> Article in serial: Hodges, R, Thomas, J & Wildgoose, M. 1989. 'The barrow cemetery at Roystone Grange', Derbyshire Archaeology Journal. Volume 109.



Grid reference SK 2035 5710 (point) (Approximate)

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Feb 10 2011 9:29AM

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