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Scheduled Monument: TUP LOW BOWL BARROW (1008058)

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Authority English Heritage
Other Ref SM Cat. No. 50
Date assigned Wednesday, October 26, 1932
Date last amended Friday, December 3, 1993


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. Tup Low bowl barrow is a large and well-preserved example which contains intact archaeological remains. DETAILS The monument is a roughly circular bowl barrow located on the north-eastern shelves of the limestone plateau of Derbyshire. It includes a 2m high mound with a diameter of 21m situated on a natural knoll which gives it an apparent height of c.3m. No excavation has been carried out at the site and so the barrow cannot be precisely dated. However, its appearance and proximity to others of the period indicate that it was constructed in the Bronze Age. SELECTED SOURCES Book Reference - Author: Barnatt, J. - Title: The Peak District Barrow Survey - Date: 1989 - Type: DESC TEXT - Description: Site 3;5 Book Reference - Author: Barnatt, J. - Title: The Peak District Barrow Survey - Date: 1989 - Type: PLAN: MEASURED - Description: Site 3;5 Book Reference - Author: Marsden B - Title: The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire (1977) - Date: 1977 - Page References: 42 - Type: DESC TEXT

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  • Scheduling record: 1932. Scheduling Notification: Tup Low Bowl Barrow. SM Cat. No. 50.



Grid reference Centred SK 1871 7698 (22m by 22m)
Map sheet SK17NE

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Sep 6 2013 10:07AM

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