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Sharp Low

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Sharp Low</b>Posted by TwentyTreesImage © TwentyTrees
Nearest Town:Ashbourne (6km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   SK161528 / Sheet: 119
Latitude:53° 4' 18.52" N
Longitude:   1° 45' 34.83" W

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<b>Sharp Low</b>Posted by TwentyTrees <b>Sharp Low</b>Posted by stubob


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Sharp Low hasn't survived as well as some of the other barrows around Tissington, and now it's becoming a bit of a builders yard with piles of walling stone laying around.
It's a good vantage point to see the other barrows in the area tho' with Moat Low,Boars Low and Gorsey Low easy to spot.

Right next to a path that runs from Gag Lane Barn SK158531
stubob Posted by stubob
12th April 2003ce
Edited 22nd September 2004ce


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Thomas Bateman was here in 1848. His excavtions revealed two crouched skeletons. At the barrow's centre was a stone, underneath it was a bull's horn and another unidentified bone.
The western burial also contained pot sherds, animal bones and
an iron knife. The knife probably dates to the Anglian period and a re-use of the barrow.

J. Barnatt's "Barrow Corpus"
B Marsden's "The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire"
stubob Posted by stubob
22nd September 2004ce
Edited 16th February 2005ce