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Monument record MDR995 - Barrow (1 of 2), 'Painstor', Alsop Moor, Eaton and Alsop

Type and Period (2)

  • (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

One of two barrows [see also SMR 4810] in a field called Painstor, opened by Thomas Bateman in May and June 1845. This was a long and irregularly-formed mound and contained a female skeleton in the centre, several horse teeth and two flint implements. (1,2,5) During a field survey in 1966, Harper could not locate this barrow, suggesting it was destroyed or lost. (4,5) The barrows were noted by Bateman as being 'on the opposite side of the moor' to The Lowe barrow (SMR 4806) which suggests they were near the northern end of Alsop Moor. However, there are no known extant sites in this area (or elsewhere on Alsop Moor. Bateman excavated the mound on the 30th May 1845 and found at the centre, the decayed inhumation of a female and elsewhere in the trench, several horse teeth and crude flints. (6) As the precise location of the barrow is unknown, it has not been plotted. (7)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T 1861 Ten Years Diggings in Celtic and Saxon Grave-hills.. 293.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T 1848. Vestiges of the Antiquities of Derbyshire.. 67-8, 70. p67-68.
  • <3> Article in serial: Addy, S. 1908. 'The names of the Derbyshire and Staffordshire barrows', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 30, pp 103-141.
  • <4> Personal Observation: Harper, F. 1966. Personal observations regarding barrows in Eaton and Alsop, Parwich and Ballidon, July 1966.
  • <5> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. 0792.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 9:21.



Grid reference SK 16 56 (point) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Nov 12 2019 3:57PM

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