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Burton Moor

Round Barrow(s)

Nearest Town:Bakewell (2km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   SK200673 / Sheet: 119
Latitude:53° 12' 7.3" N
Longitude:   1° 42' 2" W

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There's a fair bit of gate climbing involved to get to this barrow from the path that crosses the now improved Burton Moor.

Crossed by a stone wall the barrow is around 13m diameter and a little over 1m high. It looks to have been disturbed more than likely from being robbed of its stone for the walls around here.

Little to get enthused about; however if you find yourself in the area here and the nearby Grind Low are worth checking out.
stubob Posted by stubob
31st October 2012ce


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Thomas Bateman excavated here in the late 1840's, discovering three crouched burials in a rock cut grave with flints and a jet necklace accompanying them. The burials in turn were coverd by stones, on the top of these stones were a cremation and animal bones.
A later Anglian burial was also discovered.

Info: Barnatt, Marsden and NMR.
stubob Posted by stubob
31st October 2012ce