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Monument record MDR895 - Tinker's Inn Bowl Barrow (north), Wyaston Road, Clifton, Clifton and Crompton

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One of an impressive group of tumuli varying in height from 1m to 4m and in diameter from 16m to 50m. Continuous farming has mutilated the mounds but in stature they are among the finest in the county. Resurveyed at 1/2500. (1) Located on the crest of an undulating broad ridge on a locally high point. This large bowl barrow has been ploughed over and spread. It is 1.2m high and c. 1.8m downslope. There are signs of minor disturbance of the eastern side. The northern edge has been truncated. The other edges are poorly defined. Original diameter approximately 30m or somewhat larger. (5) Roughly circular barrow including a mound 40m x 38m x c.1m and part of the surrounding construction ditch. On the north side part of the barrow and ditch have been destroyed by agricultural activity. Possibly was the site of investigations in 1852 when a skeleton and a bronze dagger were found. Scheduled. (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Personal Observation: F1 JB 10-OCT-66.
  • <2> Personal Observation: F2 DJC 19-MAR-74.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1861. Ten Years' Diggings in Celtic and Saxon Grave Hills. p 245.
  • <4> Index: NDAT. 0738. 0738.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 16:2.
  • <6> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1992. Tinker's Inn bowl barrow, north. 13326. Cat. No.: 290.



Grid reference Centred SK 1810 4480 (36m by 34m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR974
  • EDR1244

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Record last edited

Jul 6 2015 2:28PM

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