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Monument record MDR735 - Bowl barrow, 500m south-east of Bentley Hall, Hungry Bentley

Type and Period (2)

  • (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A barrow at Hungry Bentley was opened on 24th November 1864 by Llewellynn Jewitt and J F Lucas. (1) A collared urn containing burnt human bones (3) (4), a jet pendant (illustrated by Evans) two jet beads, one globular and one barrel-shaped (2) (3) were found. Jewitt also refers to a bronze dagger although Evans does not mention this. A single-barbed arrowhead is mentioned and illustrated by Evans although not referred to by Jewitt. The collared urn is in the British Museum Acc. No. 73 6.2.34. (4) OBN Revision 1909 p12 checked but no information regarding the "AD 1870" published entry for the finds. The bowl barrow is prominently situated on the crest of a broad south facing spur under barley. It has been reduced by continuous ploughing to an overall diameter of 36.0m and survives to a height of circa 1.5m on the north side. There is no obvious trace of surrounding ditch or mutilation to the mound, but crop growth prevented full inspection. Re-surveyed at 1:2500 (5)

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Map: 1924.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Goss, W H. 1889. The Life and Death of Llewellyn Jewitt. p 201.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Evans, J. 1897. Ancient Stone Implements of Great Britain. p394, 463-4.
  • <4> Article in serial: I.H. Longworth. 1961. PPS 27 1961.
  • <5> Personal Observation: F1 JRL 29-JUL-76.
  • <6> Monograph: Green, H. S.. 1980. BAR 75 pt 2 Flint Arrowheads. 319-20.
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p63.
  • <8> Index: TPAT. 2384. 2384.



Grid reference Centred SK 1824 3785 (36m by 37m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1478

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Record last edited

Sep 26 2011 10:20AM

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