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Cronkston Low

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Cronkston Low</b>Posted by postmanImage © Chris Bickerton
Nearest Town:Buxton (9km NW)
OS Ref (GB):   SK114663 / Sheet: 119
Latitude:53° 11' 35.86" N
Longitude:   1° 49' 45.66" W

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Best approached from the north, in between two farms a footpath leads most of the way to this fairly decent barrow. The hill has walls separating the barrow from the road, but there are stiles, at no point did we feel like trespassers, five minutes from car to bump.
This is by far the best barrow we saw today, then again the one before this turned out to be Anglo Saxon and the one before that cows barred our way, and the one before that was very low. As if to signal our success a partial rainbow sprung out of the ground to our south, pretty.

The barrow is maybe a meter high and has two depressions dug into it, a walkers cairn has been constructed on it's oh so lofty summit.
It even has what looks like kerbing in places around the cairn, and almost inevitably, for the area, it has a good view of High Wheeldon. It was very windy and beginning to rain again so we scarpered back down the hill to go take in one more barrow before we must go home.
postman Posted by postman
30th October 2013ce
Edited 30th October 2013ce

Near Longnor. A long angular earthwork and barrow, the barrow is around 12x10m and about 1.5m high, with good sections of limestone kerbing.

The angular earthwork, shown on the O.S map, and thought by Bateman to be related to the barrow; as either protection or a running/chariot track for Bronze Age in fact part of the medieval earthworks that surrounded the 'Grange' of Cronkston and Hurdlow Town.
stubob Posted by stubob
5th September 2002ce
Edited 4th January 2004ce


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Both the Batemans excavated here, William in 1825 and then his son Thomas in 1849.
Two crouched burials were recorded, one in a cist the other a rock cut grave. Among the other finds a human cremation and flint artefacts.

J.Barnatt's & J. Collis' "Barrow Corpus"
B.Marsden 'The Burial Mounds of Derbys'
stubob Posted by stubob
13th February 2005ce
Edited 23rd March 2005ce