Bowl barrow 550m south-east of Jodrell Bank Farm


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1007640

Date first listed: 25-Jan-1994


Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow 550m south-east of Jodrell Bank Farm
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Twemlow

National Grid Reference: SJ 79747 69880

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.

Despite some spreading of this monument by ploughing, the bowl barrow 550m south-east of Jodrell Bank Farm survives reasonably well. Limited antiquarian investigation located an urn containing cremated bone, and further evidence of inhumations and grave goods will survive within the mound and upon the old landsurface beneath.


The monument is a bowl barrow located on flat land 550m south-east of Jodrell Bank Farm. It includes an oval earthen mound up to 35m in diameter and 0.7m high. Limited antiquarian investigation of the barrow located an urn containing cremated bone.

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: 23655

Legacy System: RSM


Darvill,T., MPP Single Monument Class Description - Bowl Barrows, (1988)
SMR No. 1037/1/4, Cheshire SMR, Jodrell Bank Barrow Cemetery, (1988)

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