Monument record MDR7679 - Barrow below high water level, Howden Reservoir, Hope Woodlands

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Possible prehistoric burial cairn approx. 13.5m x 5.5m built of small and medium stones on an embankment overlooking former river channel. Appearance suffered greatly from erosion being within Howden Reservoir. Cremated bone fragments and some small flint flakes found on and around the cairn during field survey in 1992, may be washed out of cairn. (1) Amorphous cairn or clearance cairn below the high water level of the reservoir. Although it does not look particularly barrow-like, a number of cremated bones have been found associated with it. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Bevan, B (PDNPA). 1997. Upper Derwent Archaeological Survey, 1997. Feature 31:2/ Map 139.
  • <2> Article in serial: Barnatt, J. 1999. 'Taming the land: Peak District farming and ritual in the Bronze Age', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Vol. 119, pp 19-78. Site 28:19, p 63.



Grid reference SK 169 939 (point) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Jun 22 2015 12:46PM

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