This post has the particularity(is that a word! it sounds Spanglish to me )that will probably be not much longer than the title. The previous post about Robin Hood´s Butts refers to Elford Lowe a probable bronze age barrow, located by farm of the same name. The other butt mentioned, Wigginton butt (2 miles away) is a mystery, can´t find any more info either text or map based anywhere. Returning to Elford Lowe, it´s entered into the scheduled monument database as a bronze age Lowe Bowl Barrow(I assume it´s the same one). Elford has got a considerable prehistoric material record(with bowl barrow, burials,etc). It´s location on a buff on the bend of the river Tame would have made it a prized location for prehistoric agricultural communities.
Elford represents a sort of gateway to a stretch of the Tame and Trent Valley which have been relatively well investigated by archaeologists and have turned up a lot of prehistoric material evidence.Take a look at this detailed project on the area called Where Rivers Meet: Landscape, ritual and Archaeology of River Gravels, researching landscapes from Neolithic to early medieval. At the same time its the way out for Tamworth Timehikes, representing the limit of the area covered in the blog.