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Crackendale Pasture

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Crackendale Pasture</b>Posted by stubobImage © stubob
Nearest Town:Bakewell (3km SE)
OS Ref (GB):   SK209705 / Sheet: 119
Latitude:53° 13' 50.74" N
Longitude:   1° 41' 12.73" W

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Situated on the high point of Crackendale Pasture is this odd little barrow that has previously been described, by Bateman, as lobated and, by J. Barnatt and the NMR, amorphic and badly disturbed.

On the ground it looks pretty much the same as any other Peak barrow except for the three spokes or limbs that protrude from it. A square set stone as also been set on the barrow for some reason.

Fine views towards Fin Cop and Longstone Edge.
stubob Posted by stubob
28th August 2012ce


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25 x 16m barrow opened by bateman in 1851 and described in his 'Ten Years Digging.....' volume. He recovered a burial of human and animal bone within the mound and on the old ground surface, beneath the mound, he found 4 disturbed inhumations accompanied by a beaker and a bone artefact. Around this central burial were 5 concentric arcs of stone.

Info: J. Barnatt & J. Collis.
stubob Posted by stubob
28th August 2012ce