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Once again I'm sorry to say that i'm guessing at this barrows name.
We parked off road opposite Pilsbury lodge, there is no footpath up to the barrow but then again there is no wall, hedge or fence barring the way, a straight walk from car to barrow takes less than ten minutes.
Quite a good barrow this one, maybe about a meter high with perhaps one or two kerb stones still in place.
It bears no excavation scars, but is quite lumpy bumpy and disheveled.
It was the end of the day and the sun was beginning to go down, bathing us in a warming sunny glow. Extensive views are all around us but the best one by far is to the north west, High Wheeldon takes on it's southern pyramid shape, and nearby are Parkhouse, Chrome and Hitter hill's.
A very nice place, one more trip round here and i'm done for now.
postman Posted by postman
30th October 2013ce

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Barry Marsden ("The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire") doesn't give it a name, just "W of Pilsbury Lodge". Interestingly given the Anglo Saxon one, he mentioned that it contained 2 crouched burials in a rock grave, and a cremation, but that a further smaller Anglo Saxon burial had been added to the side of the cairn. So there's obviously some A/S re-use of Bronze Age sites around there. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
30th October 2013ce

Barnatt's barrow corpus notes this one as Pilsbury and is one of two in the area with that name
At Benty Grange the NMR notes the barrow as circa 600ad, Barnatt in his corpus says Anglian, and notes the bank to the ditch, and Bateman recovered shed loads of Anglian artifacts from an unspecified inhumation on the old ground surface....Bateman being the one and only digger of the mound.
stubob Posted by stubob
30th October 2013ce
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