You are about to explore some of Buxton’s prehistory. Tell your group to gather by the Town Hall on the opposite side of the market cross. Standing with your backs to the Town Hall should be able to see ‘Solomon’s Temple’, a tower on top of Grin Low.
Read out loud to your group:
This tower is called Solomon’s Temple and was built in the Victorian Era. It was built on top of a 3,500 year old Bronze Age barrow.
We don’t know what happened to everyone when they died in the Bronze Age but some people were buried inside mounds of earth and stone called barrows. Sometimes objects such as tools and pottery were buried with them. We think that the people buried in barrows must have been important to be treated in this way.
The skeletons of four people were discovered in the barrow on Grin Low.
Show your group some of the objects that were found in the barrow. Discuss why they think these objects were buried with people?
To move on to the next stop, turn around and aim for the gap between the Town Hall and the financial services shop. Be careful as you arrive at the Slopes as the top section crosses a car park.
This will take you to the top of the Slopes where you use the map to find the next stop on the walk.