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Scheduled Monument: TINKER'S INN BOWL BARROW, SOUTH (1010095)

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Authority English Heritage
Other Ref SM Cat. No. 165
Date assigned Monday, December 31, 1962
Date last amended Thursday, September 24, 1992


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 partially disturbed by ploughing, the bowl barrow at Tinker's Inn south is still a well-preserved example. DETAILS Tinker's Inn bowl barrow, south is a sub-circular earthen barrow situated on the southern ridges of the Derbyshire Peak District. The monument includes a mound measuring 42m by 33m by c.2m high and the surrounding construction ditch which is buried beneath accumulated soil. The barrow has been degraded by ploughing and would formerly have been somewhat larger and possibly more uniformly circular. It is one of several to be found in the area to which a Bronze Age date has been assigned. In addition, it may have been the site of finds made in 1852 of a skeleton and bronze dagger though this has yet to be confirmed. Excluded from the scheduling is a telegraph pole and its stays though the ground beneath this feature is included. SELECTED SOURCES Book Reference - Author: Barnatt, J - Title: The Peak District Barrow Survey (1989) - Date: 1989 Book Reference - Author: Barnatt, J - Title: The Peak District Barrow Survey (1989) - Date: 1989 Book Reference - Author: Bateman, Thomas - Title: Ten Years Diggings in Celtic and Saxon Grave-Hills - Date: 1861 - Page References: 245 - Type: DESC TEXT

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  • Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1962. Scheduling Notification: Tinker's Inn Bowl Barrow, south. List entry no. 1010095. SM Cat. No. 165.



Grid reference Centred SK 1808 4431 (45m by 45m)
Map sheet SK14SE

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