Bowl barrow 50m south of Jodrell Bank Farm
- Heritage Category:
- Scheduled Monument
- List Entry Number:
- Date first listed:
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
- Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
- National Grid Reference:
- SJ 79389 70299
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
Despite some spreading of this monument by ploughing, the bowl barrow 50m south of Jodrell Bank Farm survives reasonably well. This ploughing revealed human cremations in the upper part of the mound, and further evidence of inhumations will exist within the barrow and upon the old landsurface beneath.
The monument is a bowl barrow located on flat land 50m south of Jodrell Bank
Farm. It includes an oval earthen mound measuring up to 1.3m high with maximum
dimensions of 58m east-west by 40m north-south. In 1977 cremations were
exposed during ploughing across the mound.
MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract. It includes a 2 metre boundary around the archaeological features, considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.
The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.
- Legacy System number:
- Legacy System:
Books and journals
Longley, D, Prehistoric Sites in Cheshire, (1977), 30
Darvill,T., MPP Single Monument Class Description - Bowl Barrows, (1988)
Ref No. SJ 77 SE, Ordnance Survey, (1964)
SMR No. 1037/1/2, Cheshire SMR, Jodrell Bank Barrow Cemetery, (1988)
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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
End of official listing