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Monument record MDR380 - ?Round Barrow (site of?), Hillhead, Hartington Upper Quarter

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Full Description

SK 075 701: Hillhead, ?Round Barrow: Dimensions: Length is 7.5m (25ft); Breadth is 4.5m (15ft); Height is 0.5m (1.5ft). This barrow excavation by Salt in 1897 to 1898 has previously been ascribed to SMR 7109. However, the mound at the latter is a dubious antiquity and on higher ground than noted by Salt and Ward. The excavated site was probably further north-west nearer the road, it is not clear if it has been destroyed or awaits rediscovery. The only finds were fragments of burnt bone, charcoal, coal and a flint flake. The presence of coal calls the interpretation of the mound into question. (5).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Turner, W. 1899. Ancient Remains Near Buxton. p 122-123.
  • <2> Article in serial: Ward, J. 1897-1899. "Notes within the proceedings for Jan. 26 1899", Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries. Volume 17. pp 310-316.
  • <3> Article in serial: Ward, J. 1899. 'The Archaeological Congress at Buxton', Buxton Herald. pp 26-27, 99.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p53.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 7:39.



Grid reference SK 081 700 (point) (Centre)

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Dec 20 2010 2:22PM

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