Blake Low Bowl Barrow

Staffordshire

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Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Staffordshire County Council

District Council

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council

Parish

Warslow and Elkstones

Parliamentary Constituency

Staffordshire Moorlands

Grid Reference

SE088088 (408772, 358850)

WGS84 Coordinates

53.1265, -1.86889

Nearest Postcode

SK17 0JG

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User-Submitted Notes

Grid Ref:- SK 08772 58850. This barrow lies at the north-eastern edge of the village of Warslow not far from the village pub "The Greyhound Inn". A concessionary footpath leads from Leek Road across the farmyard of Gap Farm then turns right. The barrow is in the small field to the left. The footpath then continues on to the B5053 Cheadle Road.

Bake Low is a truncated bowl barrow measuring 25m by 22m and up to 1.1m in height. The construction of a barn has levelled the western part of the barrow mound. A slight, shallow sub-oval central pit may be evidence of Samuel Carrington's excavation of Blake Low on 23rd February 1850. On the natural ground surface near the centre of the barrow he found a cremation deposit over which stones had been heaped. A flint scraper and flint knife accompanied the cremation.

Mark Wood, 20 September 2014

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