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Monument record MDR867 - Large barrow (approximate site of), Broadlow Ash, Thorpe

Type and Period (1)

  • (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

The larger of two barrows located in the approximate region of this field, about 10 yards from SMR 13906, but now destroyed or lost. The barrow was excavated in March 1851 by S Carrington and was recorded as being 66ft in diameter. One side of the barrow was truncated by the roadside fence. A trench was excavated in the centre. Some charcoal fragments, burnt bones and flint flakes were found near the surface near the roadside, suggesting that the area had been ploughed. (1,3-5). Both barrows were probably destroyed by WWII concrete foundations. (6). The precise location of the barrow is unknown and therefore the approximate field was plotted on the map. (7).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. 1878.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1861. Ten Years' Diggings in Celtic and Saxon Grave Hills. pp 174-175.
  • <4> Unpublished document: MS: Bateman, T 1855 I 262.1, N 155, O 117..
  • <5> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 14:8.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p 95.
  • <7> Personal Observation: Thornton, A. Personal observation, map evidence, field visit etc..



Grid reference Centred SK 168 492 (281m by 393m) (Approximate)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (3)

  • EDR47
  • EDR453
  • EDR190

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Record last edited

Jun 20 2014 2:43PM

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