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Monument record MDR2907 - Round barrow (1 of 2), Back Low Close, Ballidon

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A mutilated barrow near Ballidon, in a field called Back Low Close which was opened by Carrington on the 25th May 1851. The excavation revealed pottery fragments, charcoal and the bones and teeth of animals. (1). During a field survey in 1966, the barrow was not located. Ballidon is a minor hamlet only but no local person could identify the above named close. (2). Barnatt records this barrow as destroyed or lost as there are extant sites recorded here. The name Back Low Close is also not known. There is a Backlow Pingle in Parwich and if Carrington referred to this, then the barrow is located much further to the west of Ballidon. (3).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1861. Ten Years' Diggings in Celtic and Saxon Grave Hills. p177.
  • <2> Personal Observation: F1 FRH 06-MAY-66.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 10:53.
  • <4> Personal Observation: Thornton, A. Personal observation, map evidence, field visit etc..



Grid reference SK 21 54 (point) (Approximate)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR851

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Record last edited

Nov 14 2019 12:20PM

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