Brown Low

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Brown Low
Brown Low is located in Greater Manchester
Brown Low
Map showing the location of Brown Low within Greater Manchester.

Brown Low is a bowl barrow most likely dating to the Bronze Age. An earth and stone mound survives east of Marple, Greater Manchester (grid reference SJ98829092). It is listed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.[1][2] The mound was partially excavated by the Rev William Marriott in 1809,[3]:374–391 who discovered fragments of burnt stones and cremated bones, as well as a preserved acorn.[1] Marriott also describes the finding of a funerary urn in an adjacent barrow during an unauthorised excavation.[3]:377,383 Brown Low is located in private land, just east of a public footpath running off Sandy Lane.[4][5]

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  1. ^ a b "Brown Low". Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "Brown Low bowl barrow (1010823)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Marriott, Rev William (1810). The Antiquities of Lyme and its vicinity. Stockport: J Dawson. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Brown Low Round Barrow(s)". The Modern Antiquarian. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  5. ^ OL1 Dark Peak area (Map). 1:25000. Explorer. Ordnance Survey. 

Coordinates: 53°24′54″N 2°01′10″W / 53.41509°N 2.019397°W / 53.41509; -2.019397