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King's Low and Queen's Low

Round Barrow(s)


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[SJ 96342389] TUMULUS [O.E.]. (1)
Nicholls mentions two barrows named 'King's Low' and 'Queen's Low' on Tixall Heath. This is probably one of them.
[See also SJ 92 SE 1]. (2)
"Lower Hanyards", Barrow, 65' diam. and 6' high. (3)
Ploughed down bowl barrow, 26 m. in average diam. & 0.6m. high. No visible ditch. Under pasture. This feature is shown as a pit (slopes reversed) on O.S. 6". (4)
This is Queen's Low. The authority for the name is Hardwood's Eardswick, 1844, p.70. (5)
This barrow has been further reduced by ploughing and is now 0.3m high. A farm track crosses it, but otherwiseit is under grass. Published survey (1:2500) correct. (6)
(SJ 96342390) Queen's Low(NR). (7)
Tixall:SJ 96342389. Queen's Low Barrow,badly damaged by ploughing; appears to be c.26m in diameter and 0.5m high.A second barrow knownas King's Low (SJ 92 SE 1) lies 1km to the west.A third barrow in this area has been mentioned but no trace of it can be found. (8)

( 1) Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" 1954.
( 2) General reference "History of N. Staffs", 1933, p.49. (R. Nicholls)
( 3) General reference V.C.H. Staffs, Vol.l, 1908, p.377. (C. Lynam)
( 4) Field Investigators Comments F1 VJB 24-FEB-58
( 5) General reference Letter (Mr.J.S.Horne, 2.3.58)
( 6) Field Investigators Comments F2 DJC 24-SEP-74
( 7) General reference OS 1:10 000 1973
( 8) General reference W Mid Arch 29 1986 CBA Gp 8 42-5
Chance Posted by Chance
8th March 2012ce
Edited 8th April 2013ce

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