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Slipper Low


Nearest Town:Wirksworth (7km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   SK221569 / Sheet: 119
Latitude:53° 6' 30.43" N
Longitude:   1° 40' 11.39" W

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Slipper Low II Cairn(s)


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Slipper Low is visible as a clump of trees behind the farm of the same name......Whats left of the barrow is perhaps 10 x 9m in's a messy site and ploughed out.
No real reason to leave the roadside and see it close up........
stubob Posted by stubob
18th March 2004ce
Edited 8th October 2010ce


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Excavated several times the first by Bateman in 184 he discovered a contracted inhumation in a rock cut grave accompanied by a beaker, he also uncovered a burial of a child. Subsequent digs unearthed a disturbed inhumation along with flints and an unspecified type of bead.

J.Barnatt's Barrow Corpus.
stubob Posted by stubob
8th October 2010ce
Edited 8th October 2010ce

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Slipper Low II (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Even more plough damaged than Slipper Low and no real reason to make a visit. Never been excavated....strange seen as Bateman was so close to it in the mid 19th Century. stubob Posted by stubob
8th October 2010ce
Edited 3rd May 2011ce