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Scheduled Monument record MDR452 - Round barrow, Kinder Low, Hayfield

Type and Period (2)

  • (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1901 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • (Bronze Age - 2350 BC? to 701 BC?)

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SK 0732 8666: Kinder Low, Round Cairn: [SK 0732 8666] Tumulus [O.E.] (1) Barrow (? Kinder Low) Diam. 55ft. High, 1957. (2) Hayfield, Kinder Low. A round barrow, well preserved and remarkable for its height above sea-level, 2,000ft. Recently a piece of beaker pottery was found here. Scheduled. (3, 4) A cairn, with earth packing, surmounted by a small, modern cairn. Maximum height 1.8m; there are traces of a retaining circle. Published survey, 6", correct. (5) Condition unchanged. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD. (6) Ten fragments of a single Beaker sherd were found at Swine Back, SK 078 862 by A. Miller on 8.8.1957. This not very close association has been used to suggest a date for this monument that is otherwise undated. (7) Cairn with a lot of soil admixture at least in the upper part. A kerb is visible in parts. The cairn is mostly grassed over but there are some bare patches, probably where stone was removed to build a modern cairn on top of the mound. The mound is sited on rising ground, probably utilising a natural knoll. (9) Dimensions: L: 17.5m, B: 15.0m, H: 1.4m. This bowl barrow is largely intact and is 1.1m high upslope and 1.7m downslope. There is a partially visible kerb of contiguous vertically set slabs, clearly seen to the north-west. Some lean outwards, others have fallen and many are largely buried. There is a modern walkers cairn on the summit and nearby superficial erosion may be the result of barrow robbing to add to the cairn. A shallow hollow south-east of the cairn may indicate small scale robbing/excavation which predates the building of the cairn. (10) Photograph collection (11-12) A measured survey of the earthwork in 2002 found that the footpath crossing the monument had resulted in erosion, and that the creation of a walkers' cain had caused further damage. (13)

Sources/Archives (13)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1955. 6".
  • <2> Index: Transcript Hunter Index D/121. (F.L.Preston).
  • <3> Article in serial: Heathcote, J. 1963. 'Scheduled Ancient Monuments in Derbyshire', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 83, pp 94-96.
  • <4> Scheduling record: Ministry of Works. 1965. Ancient Monuments of England and Wales.
  • <5> Personal Observation: F1 FRH 11-AUG-65.
  • <6> Personal Observation: F2 BHP 13-APR-78.
  • <7> Index: NDAT. NDAT: 1220.. 1220.
  • <8> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p55.
  • <9> Personal Observation: Pers. Comm.: Smith, K. : 25-7-1988..
  • <10> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 18:1.
  • <11> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 442.18-22,473.31A-33A.
  • <12> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 7513.1-3.
  • <13> Unpublished document: Badcock, A (ARCUS). 2002. Archaeological Survey of Kinderlow Barrow, Kinderlow, Derbyshire.



Grid reference Centred SK 0732 8666 (21m by 21m) (Centre)

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Mar 3 2020 3:03PM

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