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Monument record MDR900 - Round barrow (north-easterly of a pair), Wyaston Road, Osmaston

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Dimensions: diameter 75 ft; height 3 ft. North-easterly of a pair of round barrows. Riddled with rabbits. (1) 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. (3) Located on the crest of an undulating broad ridge. The barrow is ploughed down. It is 0.3m high upslope and 1.0m downslope. The centre is slightly uneven and hence may have been disturbed (but subsequently ploughed). The ploughing may well have been frequent and the site considerably spread. Original diameter probably c. 20m or slightly less. In relatively poor condition. (5) The two bowl barrows [see SMR 24002 also] are located in the northern part of Osmaston Fields, situated on the southern ridges of the Derbyshire Peak District. The monument includes both barrows within a single area and also the surrounding construction ditches which are buried beneath accumulated soil. The south-western barrow is a roughly circular mound measuring 27m by 26m and standing c. 0.75m high. The north-eastern barrow is sub-circular and slightly smaller at 27m by 24m by c.0.6m high. Both barrows are of earth construction and have had their profiles gradually lowered by ploughing in the past. There has been no recorded excavation at either site but a Bronze Age date has been assigned to them as they form part of a scattered group of barrows, other examples of which have been found to contain Bronze Age remains. See scheduling description for more details. (6)

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  • <1> Index: TPAT 2324.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p 81.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 JB 10-OCT-66.
  • <4> Personal Observation: F2 DJC 19-MAR-74.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 16:4.
  • <6> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1992. Two bowl barrows at Osmaston Fields, north. 13323. Cat No. 166.



Grid reference Centred SK 1841 4471 (17m by 16m) (Approximate)

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Jan 21 2014 10:37AM

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