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Long Dale

Round Barrow(s)


There's not a lot left of this barrow. A low mound measuring about 10x11m in diameter.

When Bateman excavated here in the 1850's he discovered a limestone cist divided into 2 compartments. One contained the mixed bones of 12 people as well as burnt wood and bone, animal bones, potsherds and a flint knife/spear head.
The other compartment held the crouched skeleton of a woman, along with flint artefacts.

It's thought the burial mound dates to the late Neolithic.

J. Barnatt's "Barrow Corpus"
B Marsden's "The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire"
T. Bateman's "10yrs Digging........."
stubob Posted by stubob
24th November 2004ce
Edited 16th February 2005ce

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