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Monument record MDR3203 - Possible round barrow at Sandpit Low, Sandhurst Farm, Bradbourne

Type and Period (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Sandpit Low, near Bradbourne is included in a list of barrows, distinguished by the word 'Low'. (1) Sand Pit Lowe (centred SK 217533) is a field of undulating pasture showing much evidence of early quarrying, there is no surface indication of a tumulus. (2) This site was listed by Bateman as a barrow - but probably on the basis of place-name evidence only. At the crest of the hill is a mound of uncertain interpretation. It is mutilated - the centre has been removed to the natural and the northern and eastern side has been truncated by ploughing. The surviving rim is 0.3-0.5m high and if there was ever a barrow, it would originally have had a diameter of c. 10m. No other interpretations are obvious. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1861. Ten Years' Diggings in Celtic and Saxon Grave Hills. p 294.
  • <2> Personal Observation: F1 FDC 14-NOV-66.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 10.33.



Grid reference Centred SK 215 531 (39m by 40m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1090

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Record last edited

Jan 4 2011 4:45PM

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