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Cow Low

Round Barrow(s)


The barrow was excavated prior to Thomas Batemans visit in the mid 1840's but details of the finds are sketchy. Bateman's work here unearthed a primary female burial laying on a layer of burnt bones and covered by a limestone slab. Above this were the remains of five more burials and above these a crouched skeleton of a female accompanied by two jet necklaces contained within a cist. Again on top within another cist were two more crouched burials along with a food vessel. On top of this cist was a cremation burial.
A later Anglo-Saxon burial with a silver necklace was also recovered from the mound.

J.Barnatt's Barrow Corpus.
stubob Posted by stubob
6th October 2010ce

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Cow Low, near Buxton (T. Bateman, 1846),~a ~pr ehistoric barrow, yielded
the teeth of an Anglian secondary interment, presumably female, associated
with a pair of gold pins, linked by a chain, and with the remains of a padlocked
bronze-bound wooden box containing a necklace, a glass palm-cup, a decayed
bone comb, a dog or fox tooth, and fragmentary iron and ivory objects.
The pin-suite is of solid gold with inset flat garnets in the pin-heads, bordered
with beaded gold wire
timlazisa Posted by timlazisa
31st October 2015ce
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