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Monument record MDR4221 - Highlow Bank Round Barrows

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Tumulus [OE] (Celts &c. found) (1) Barrow at Highlow Bank (SK 211802) with one side removed seemingly for stones with which to build the adjoining field wall. Dia. 55 ft. present height of remaining portion 3-5 ft. (2) A well preserved round barrow 4 or 5 ft high, damaged on west side of wall. Scheduled. (3-4) Published survey 1/2500 revised (5) SK 212802. Highlow. Three round barrows on Highlow Bank. (6) The main cairn measures 19.0m x 17.5m diameter and is about 1.0m high. Its centre and western side have been robbed, and the intake wall clips the west edge. Joined to the eastern side of this cairn is a second low cairn, 11.0m x 10.5m in diameter, also with a robbed centre. (7) Recent opinion would assign some of the Peak cairns a medieval origin. (8) Large cairn, centre and west side heavily robbed, an intake wall to the east lips to west side. The cairn is joined on its east side by a lower cairn, measuring 11m by 10.5m also with its centre robbed. (7) The north western barrow has spread somewhat and originally probably measured c.20m by 16.5m. The robbing probably pre-dates 1785 as this is thought to be the site noted as robbed by Rooke. (10) The low, south eastern barrow is probably a secondary feature, but the possibility that it is one end of a long cairn, with a large round barrow superimposed on its northwestern end , should also be considered. Both may have been excavated in the eighteenth century. (10) Further excavations took place in general vicinity in the early nineteenth century. These sites lie at the southern end of an extensive cairnfield. (SMR 7805)

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  • <1> Map: 1923. OS 6".
  • <2> Unpublished document: Miller, A. 1955.
  • <3> Article in serial: Heathcote, J. 1963. 'Scheduled Ancient Monuments in Derbyshire', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 83, pp 94-96. p95.
  • <4> Scheduling record: 1965.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference:
  • <6> Bibliographic reference:
  • <7> Article in serial: Barnatt, J. 1986. 'Bronze Age remains on the East Moors of the Peak District', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 106, pp 18-100.
  • <8> Article in serial: Makepeace, G (Hunter Archaeological Society). 1987. 'An archaeological survey of Bamford and Hathersage Outseats, Derbyshire', Trans. Hunter Arch. Soc.. Volume 14, pp 43-55.
  • <9> Index: Hart, C. (NDAC). 1977. Peak Park Treasures B262. B262.
  • <10> Article in serial: Rooke, H. 1785. 'A further account of some Druidical remains in Derbyshire', Archaeologia. Volume 7.
  • <11> Index: NDAT. 1236. 1236.
  • <12> Index: OS. SK 28 SW 16. SK 28 SW 16.
  • <13> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p57.
  • <14> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 30:6.
  • <15> Unpublished document: Bateman, T. 1846. Memoranda: Correspondence. Volume 2.
  • <16> Article in serial: Sheffield Independent. 1831. Walks in the Neighbourhood of Sheffield 1831. 16.7.1831.
  • <17> Bibliographic reference: Rooke, H. Undated MS sketchbooks, now in Sheffield City Museum.
  • <18> Article in serial: Barnatt, J & Coles, G. 1991. 'The prehistoric cairnfield at Highlow Bank, Derbyshire, a survey of remains and excavation of one of the cairns, 1988', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 111.
  • <19> Bibliographic reference: Ward, J. 1905. 'Early Man', The Victoria County History, Derbyshire, Volume 1.



Grid reference Centred SK 2112 8025 (17m by 21m) (Centre)

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