An unnamed barrow upon Elton Moor was opened by Bateman on the 10th June, 1844. The central interment was accompanied by a large flint arrowhead or spearhead, a piece of a small ornamented urn and some animal teeth. Another skeleton was found on the southern side about 18 inches below the natural surface accompanied by a piece of iron pyrites, a "neatly-ornamented drinking-cup" containing three quartz pebbles and a small flint celt with a round polished edge and other flint implements. (1). Elton Moor is unknown in Elton. No further information. (2). Additional reference. (3).
The barrow on Elton Moor is now destroyed or lost. It was excavated by Bateman on the 10th June 1844. At the centre was a disturbed inhumation with a large arrow or spear head of flint, a pottery sherd and animal teeth. To the south side was another inhumation of a mature adult with a piece of iron pyrites. Behind the body was a beaker, three quartz pebbles, a piece of iron ore, a celt of flint, a cutting tool, 21 circular flints and 17 rude flints. Some scattered burnt bones were also found. The bulk of the finds are lost, but 18 flints are in the British Museum. (4).
Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1848. Vestiges of the Antiquities of Derbyshire. pp 53-54.
Personal Observation: F1 FDC 14-FEB-66.
Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p34, 122.
Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). 10.46.
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ELTON, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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