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Lord's Seat bowl barrow

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: Lord's Seat bowl barrow

List entry Number: 1008055

Location

The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Derbyshire

District: High Peak

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Edale

National Park: PEAK DISTRICT

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 01-Mar-1948

Date of most recent amendment: 03-Dec-1993

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: RSM

UID: 23276

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 and a substantial proportion of surviving examples are considered worthy of protection.

Lord's Seat bowl barrow is a well-preserved example of a Peak District barrow which appears to have escaped excavation in the 19th century and so contains rare intact archaeological remains.

History

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Details

Lord's Seat bowl barrow is situated on Rushup Edge in the northern gritstone moors of Derbyshire. The monument includes a roughly circular steep-sided mound with a diameter of 15m by 15.5m and a height of c.2m. Originally, the summit of the barrow would have been hemispherical but it is now slightly concave, having been partially dug out in the past, probably by late 18th century stone-getters. No excavation of the barrow has been carried out, but its form and location date it to the Bronze Age. Traces of a 2m wide construction ditch are visible on the west side of the barrow. The fence crossing the eastern edge of the monument is excluded from the scheduling although the ground underneath is included.

MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract. It includes a 3 metre boundary around the archaeological features, considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Barnatt, J, The Peak District Barrow Survey (1989), (1989)
Barnatt, J, The Peak District Barrow Survey (1989), (1989)

National Grid Reference: SK 11249 83461

Map

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