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Pea Low

Chambered Cairn


Pea Low is one of the Peaks best preserved barrows, and it is enormous around 45mx40m and still over 3m high.
It is thought it may contain chambers but none have been found, Bateman and Carrington half heartedly excavated here several times in the 1840's. The outcome of their work showed that the barrow had been re-used much later for Roman burials.

The views from the barrow are excellent through 360'.

Theres a small car park in Alstonefield, you can see Pea Low on a nearby hill only a short walk away.
stubob Posted by stubob
18th December 2002ce
Edited 10th January 2005ce

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