Tumulus near Hathern
The following is a report of a burial mound near Hathern, from the Leicestershire Archaeology Society voulune XXVII-8 (1952 page 92) :-
Nearer to Hathern, the Old toll—gate cottage (on the left facing Hathern) and the two newer farm cottages on the right, is a large arable field which breaks back some distance behind the farm cottages to Dishley Grange. In the corner of this field nearest to Hathern and fronting the Derby Road was an Old mound, reputedly a tumulus. If it indeed was a burying place it would classified as a round tumulus. The owner-occupier of the Dishley farm had this bulldozed down to aid his ploughing. The scattered soil was raw red clay and for two years the crops have shown some loss of yield in this comer. The mound still shows slightly above the level of the field and also encroaches a little into the next field towards Hathern.