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Scheduled Monument record MDR7303 - Swarkestone Lows Beaker Settlement, Lowes Lane, Swarkestone

Type and Period (1)

  • ? (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)

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Excavation of Barrow 4 in 1956 revealed that it overlay a Beaker settlement site. This contained Western Neolithic pottery and quantities of Beaker sherds and flint artefacts mainly of Neolithic and Bronze Age date but including some Mesolithic types. A large number of stake-holes and post-holes were identified - a total of 262, representing complex patterns and shapes, were found throughout the excavated area. Two distinctive groups were recognised, and considered to represent structures for probably totally different purposes. (3-4)

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Index: TPAT. 2069. 2069.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p 103.
  • <3> Article in serial: Greenfield, E. 1956. The second Bronze Age round barrow at Swarkeston: Part 1, Interim Report. Volume 76, pp 34-39.
  • <4> Article in serial: Greenfield, E. 1960. The Excavation of Barrow 4 at Swarkeston.
  • <5> Aerial Photograph: Pickering, J.. 1971. 3629/1-6,8,11;Slides 390-1 (22/7/1971).
  • <6> Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force (RAF). 1945. Aerial photograph: 26/8/1945 NO 4062.
  • <7> Article in serial: Hughes, R. 1961. 'Archaeological sites in the Trent Valley, South Derbyshire', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 81, pp149-150.
  • <8> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 2001. Scheduling Notification: Swarkestone Lows Round Barrow Cemetery. 29971. Cat. No.: 41.



Grid reference Centred SK 3686 2948 (10m by 10m) (Centre)

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  • EDR5078

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Record last edited

Aug 8 2020 9:12AM

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