Scheduled Monument: BOWL BARROW WEST OF MANOR HOUSE (1008956)

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Authority English Heritage
Other Ref SM Cat. No. 167
Date assigned Wednesday, October 31, 1962
Date last amended Monday, January 4, 1993

Description

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION Bowl barrows, the most numerous form of round barrow, are funerary monuments dating from the Late Neolithic period to the Late Bronze Age, with most examples belonging to the period 2400-1500 BC. They were constructed as earthen or rubble mounds, sometimes ditched, which covered single or multiple burials. They occur either in isolation or grouped as cemeteries and often acted as a focus for burials in later periods. Often superficially similar, although differing widely in size, they exhibit regional variations in form and a diversity of burial practices. There are over 10,000 surviving bowl barrows recorded nationally (many more have already been destroyed), occurring across most of lowland Britain. Often occupying prominent locations, they are a major historic element in the modern landscape and their considerable variation of form and longevity as a monument type provide important information on the diversity of beliefs and social organisations amongst early prehistoric communities. They are particularly representative of their period and a substantial proportion of surviving examples are considered worthy of protection. Although the bowl barrow west of Manor House has been partially disturbed by excavation, it is reasonably well preserved and contains significant intact archaeological remains. DETAILS The bowl barrow west of Manor House is situated on the limestone plateau of Derbyshire south of Wye Dale. The monument includes a roughly circular mound measuring 15m by 15.5m and standing c.1m high. In 1845, the barrow was partially excavated by Thomas Bateman who found fragments of two urns and the burnt remains of at least one cremation. In addition, a number of flints and the unburnt bones of one adult and one juvenile were also recovered. These remains indicate a Bronze Age date for the barrow. Excluded from the scheduling are the walls crossing the edges of the monument but the ground underneath is included. SELECTED SOURCES Book Reference - Author: Barnatt, J. - Title: The Peak District Barrow Survey - Type: DESC TEXT Book Reference - Author: Barnatt, J. - Title: The Peak District Barrow Survey - Type: PLAN: MEASURED Book Reference - Author: Bateman - Title: Vestiges of the Antiquities of Derbyshire - Type: DESC TEXT Book Reference - Author: Heathcote, J.P. - Title: Ancient Scheduled Ancient Monuments in Derbyshire - Date: 1963 - Journal Title: Derbysire Archaeological Journal - Volume: 83 - Type: DESC TEXT - Description: Pagination 94-6 Book Reference - Author: Marsden B - Title: The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire (1977) - Date: 1977 - Type: DESC TEXT

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  • Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1962. Scheduling notification: Bowl Barrow west of Manor House. List entry no. 1008956. SM Cat. No. 167.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SK 1692 6897 (27m by 27m)
Map sheet SK16NE
Civil Parish SHELDON, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE

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