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Monument record MDR996 - Barrow (2 of 2), 'Painstor', Alsop Moor, Eaton and Alsop

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  • None recorded

Full Description

One of two barrows [see also SMR 4809] on Alsop Moor excavated by Thomas Bateman in May and June 1845 in a field called Painstor. The barrow had been disturbed and contained two skeletons and fragments of an urn of coarse red pottery. (1-4,6) During field survey in 1966, the barrows were not located. (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. (6) As the precise location of the barrow is unknown, it has not been plotted. (7)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1848. Vestiges of the Antiquities of Derbyshire. pp 67-68, 70.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1861. Ten Years' Diggings in Celtic and Saxon Grave Hills. p 293.
  • <3> Article in serial: Addy, S. 1908. 'The names of the Derbyshire and Staffordshire barrows', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 30, pp 103-141.
  • <4> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. 0792.
  • <5> Personal Observation: Harper, F. 1966. Personal observations regarding barrows in Eaton and Alsop, Parwich and Ballidon, July 1966.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 9:20.
  • <7> Personal Observation: Thornton, A. Personal observation, map evidence, field visit etc..



Grid reference SK 16 56 (point) (Approximate)

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Nov 12 2019 4:10PM

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