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Bowl barrow, 240m SSE of Woodend Farm

List Entry Summary

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Bowl barrow, 240m SSE of Woodend Farm

List entry Number: 1006388

Location

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County: Nottinghamshire

District: Bassetlaw

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Holbeck

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 13-Feb-1953

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: RSM - OCN

UID: NT 44

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

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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. The bowl barrow 240m SSE of Woodend Farm is reasonably well preserved and retains significant archaeological deposits. These deposits will contribute to our knowledge and understanding of Bronze Age society, settlement and funerary practices.

History

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Details

This monument includes a Bronze Age bowl barrow situated on level ground to the north of the River Poulter. The bowl barrow survives as a 30m diameter circular mound standing up to 1m high. The surrounding quarry ditch, from which construction material was derived survives as a buried feature.

SOURCES PastScape Monument No:- 318471 NMR:- SK57SW15

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National Grid Reference: SK 54461 71755

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