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Monument Number 305509

Hob Uid: 305509
Location :
Staffordshire
Staffordshire Moorlands
Warslow and Elkstones
Grid Ref : SK0944058810
Summary : Remains of a round barrow, bisected by a field wall and now partly quarried away. The barrow mound was excavated in 1849 and two inhumation burials were discovered, along with a quantity of burnt bone, a number of flint implements, fragments of pottery and the tines of stags' horns.
More information : On December 24th 1849, Mr S Carrington "...opened a barrow on an eminence near Warslow, called the Cops, having a wall built across the middle. He found the floor of the mound depressed in the centre, where at a depth of four feet from the summit, were two skeletons of yound men, lying on their left sides, about a yard asunder. One of them possessed a single instrument of flint, the other had two; and in both cases they were deposited under the skull.

Calcined bones were found from the surface, downwards, but not in any quantity except about halfway from the surface where some lay together, with a flint arrow-point amongst them. Small pieces of pottery, fragments of human bone, tines of stags' horn and a piece of animal bone, artificially pointed, were picked up at a higher level than the place where the skeletons lay. The interior of the mound was of stone, with some earth; the outer parts were of more unmixed and compact earth". (1)

(SK 09445881). Remains of a large bowl barrow, bisected by a field wall at the summit of a hill known as 'The Cops'. (2)

Its eastern half is fairly well preserved and the mound seems to have measured c 20m in diam & 1.3m in height, but to the west of the wall it has been virtually quarried away. Slight hollow at centre. Under pasture. 'Cop ' is one of the local names for a barrow.

No change, Published survey (1:2500) correct. (3)

(SK 09445882) Tumulus (NR) (4)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ten years' diggings in Celtic and Saxon grave hills, in the counties of Derby, Stafford and York, from 1848 to 1858; with notices of some former discoveries, hitherto unpublished, and remarks on the crania and pottery from the mounds
Source details : "Ten Years Diggings ... " 1861 161-2 (T Bateman)
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Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 VJB 05-NOV-57
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 DJC 29-OCT-74
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Source Number : 4
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:10 000 1976
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
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Monument Type : Round Barrow, Inhumation
Evidence : Earthwork, Find

Components and Objects:
Period : Bronze Age
Component Monument Type : Round Barrow, Inhumation
Object Type : CREMATION, LITHIC IMPLEMENT, VESSEL, ANIMAL REMAINS
Object Material : Pottery

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Staffordshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 360
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SK 05 NE 6
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, THE COPS
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1849-01-01
End Date : 1849-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SK 05 NE 6
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1955-11-05
End Date : 1955-11-05
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SK 05 NE 6
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1974-10-29
End Date : 1974-10-29