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Monument record MDR73 - Round barrow (site of) (1 of 4), Hindlow, Hartington Upper Quarter

Type and Period (3)

  • (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

'On the 15th of May 1845, four barrows, situated at short distances from each other, upon a tract of land denominated Hind Lowe … were examined. The first barrow opened was the smallest and the most perfect in appearance. On digging down the centre, part of a rude urn was found immediately beneath the surface of the barrow; a little lower down was a small square cist, formed of four flat limestones, placed on an edge and covered with a similar stone, which contained the skeleton of an infant. Below this were found the remains of three more infants, part of the skeleton of an adult, a calcined flint arrow-head, various animal teeth, and many rats' bones'. (1) [For the other three barrows, see SMR 7118, 7119 and 7120] The 1st ed. 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880 depicts one of the four barrows, at SK08036917, as distinctly smaller than the others. It is annotated 'Tumulus (Human Remains, Cist etc found)'. (2) Of the four barrows at Hindlow, near Buxton excavated by Bateman, two have been destroyed by quarrying. (3). The cairns at SK 0799 6918 [SMR 7118], SK 0809 6896 [SMR 7120] and SK 0803 6917 [SMR 7117] have been completely obliterated by quarrying. Published surveys, (25") revised. (4). Marsden ascribes Bateman's description of the first barrow to the grid reference SK 0799 6918 [SMR 7118] and considers this site to have been Bateman's second barrow. (6) This barrow, now destroyed, would have stood on the side of a hilltop, on a prominent ridge. It was excavated by Bateman on May 15 1845 who found part of a 'rude urn' under the turf. A little lower was a small square cist of flat limestones on edge, with a capstone, which contained a child inhumation. Below this again were the remains of three more children, part of an adult inhumation, a burnt flint 'arrowhead' and various animal teeth. These finds have been reversed by some authorities with those of the next nearest barrow [SMR 7118]; the grounds for doing this are unclear. (7).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1848. Vestiges of the Antiquities of Derbyshire. pp 61-62.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Article in serial: Ashbee, P & Ashbee, R. 1954. 'Excavation of a Barrow at Hurdlow', Archaeology Newsletter. Vol.5, no.7, pp 134-135.
  • <4> Personal Observation: F1 FRH 25-FEB-66.
  • <5> Index: NDAT. 1158.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1986. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire (revised edition). p 47.
  • <7> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 7:42.



Grid reference Centred SK 0803 6917 (14m by 14m) (Multiple Site Centre)

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Nov 3 2020 10:33AM

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