Stand Low round barrow in Derbyshire. Anglo Saxon burial mound (hlaew) opened by Bateman. Scheduled monument . On private ground at SK158536 near Tissington.
The monument includes a hlaew of Anglo-Saxon date known as Stand Low. It is situated within the southern uplands of the limestone plateau.
The monument comprises a large, turf-covered, earthen mound standing at the highest point of a raised shelf to the west of Newton Grange. This location confers extensive views in all directions except to the west. The monument is overlooked by a prehistoric barrow known as Moat Low which is clearly visible some 550m to the north west. The Stand Low round barrow mound measures 20m by 17m and stands 0.6m high. There are two minor disturbances on top of the mound that are indicative of Thomas Bateman’s excavation of 1845. At the centre of the barrow a single inhumation of Anglian (seventh century AD) date was found. Interred with the body were two iron knives, a circular bronze box and silver needle, two bronze buckles and a necklace consisting of ten glass beads and a silver wire bead. The grave goods recovered by Bateman are typical of an individual of high social standing. The hlaew represents a ceremonial site and indicates the importance of the surrounding area during the early medieval period.