Tup Low bowl barrow

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1008058

Date first listed: 26-Oct-1932

Date of most recent amendment: 03-Dec-1993

Map

Ordnance survey map of Tup Low bowl barrow
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Location

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales (District Authority)

Parish: Grindlow

National Park: PEAK DISTRICT

National Grid Reference: SK 18710 76986

Summary

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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.

Tup Low bowl barrow is a large and well-preserved example which contains intact archaeological remains.

History

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Details

The monument is a roughly circular bowl barrow located on the north-eastern shelves of the limestone plateau of Derbyshire. It includes a 2m high mound with a diameter of 21m situated on a natural knoll which gives it an apparent height of c.3m. No excavation has been carried out at the site and so the barrow cannot be precisely dated. However, its appearance and proximity to others of the period indicate that it was constructed in the Bronze Age.

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.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 23260

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Books and journals
Barnatt, J, The Peak District Barrow Survey (1989), (1989)
Barnatt, J, The Peak District Barrow Survey (1989), (1989)
Marsden, B M, The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire , (1977), 42

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