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Monument record MDR913 - Stoney Low bowl barrow, Dove Top Farm, Eaton and Alsop

Type and Period (2)

  • (Early Bronze Age to Saxon - 2350 BC to 1065 AD)
  • (Early Bronze Age to Saxon - 2350 BC to 1065 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Stoney Low, a small barrow of earth and stone on the higher part of Cold Eaton Farm (SK 148 567). It was opened on the 25th April 1845 when a central cist was found to contain an iron dagger rusted together with an iron knife, charcoal and a small piece of bird bone. The barrow had not been previously investigated. (1, 2) The barrow was surveyed at 1:25000 in 1966 and described as a much mutilated, tree grown, stony mound was located at SK 1464 5659. This is almost certainly the remains of the barrow referred to in authority 1 and 2. In 1972 there was no changes to the 1966 survey. (3, 5) Stoney Low barrow is 14 metres in diameter, c.11 metres in breadth and 0.7 metres in height and is located on the crest of a hill above the Dove Gorge. It was excavated by Thomas Bateman on the 25th April 1845 when he found several large limestones lying on the natural in the centre of the mound. 0.9 metres below these stones was a rock cut grave lined with thin flat limestones on the edge. At either end of this grave was decayed wood and at the centre was an iron knife and dagger with linen impressions. In one corner was a heap of charcoal and in another corner, a bird bone. (4, 6, 10) (SK 146 45659) Tumulus. (7) (SK 1464 5659) Stoney Low. (8)

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1848. Vestiges of the Antiquities of Derbyshire. p 58.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1861. Ten Years' Diggings in Celtic and Saxon Grave Hills. p 295.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 FRH 05-JUL-66.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Lewis, G (University of Liverpool). 1970. The Bronze Age in the Southern Pennines.
  • <5> Personal Observation: F2 FDC 05-JAN-72.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p 32.
  • <7> Map: 1978. OS 1:10000.
  • <8> Map: 1979. OS 1:25000.
  • <9> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. 1090.
  • <10> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 9:3.



Grid reference Centred SK 1463 5659 (11m by 13m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR814
  • EDR818

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Record last edited

Nov 28 2016 11:02AM

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