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Minninglow
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Chambered Tomb
Derbyshire
53° 6′ 44.82″ N, 1° 41′ 19.57″ W
SK2083057329
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Neolithic
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Minninglow is a hill containing a Neolithic chambered tomb and two Bronze Age bowl barrows, located between Pikehall and Longcliffe, Derbyshire.

The chambered tomb comprises an oval cairn of 148' by 125' surviving to a height of 7' 10" and containing two complete chambers made of limestone slabs, and at least three other incomplete chambers. The tomb was excavated by Thomas Bateman in 1843 and 1851. The barrow is considered to be a multi-period site, the oldest chamber dating from the Early Neolithic period but with other finds indicating use in the Late Neolithic or early Bronze Age, and also the Roman period. The two bowl barrows, also excavated by Bateman, date from the Bronze Age and also show signs of Roman disturbance.

Although it is close to the High Peak Trail, a concessionary access has been granted by the landowner,[ allowing the public to walk to and explore the site.

The chambered tomb and barrows are a Scheduled Monument

About one kilometer northwest of Minninglow hill is the massive Minninglow Embankment on the former Cromford and High Peak Railway, the track bed of which now forms the High Peak Trail. This Grade-II-listed structure, constructed from local limestone and earth in the 1820s, is a pre-Victorian example of civil engineering on the grand scale.