Long Low bowl barrow

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1008059

Date first listed: 05-Oct-1932

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Dec-1993

Map

Ordnance survey map of Long 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 18693 77242

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.

Although Long Low bowl barrow has been partly excavated, it retains further significant archaeological remains.

History

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Details

Long Low is the name given to a natural linear knoll on the north-eastern shelves of the limestone plateau of Derbyshire. The monument situated on this knoll is a sub-circular bowl barrow which includes a low mound measuring 12m by 10m and standing c.0.4m high. The barrow, which is sometimes known as Cop Low, was partially excavated by Bagshawe in c.1863 when the remains of cremation and inhumation burials were found in addition to numerous articles of flint. These remains date the barrow to 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

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Legacy System number: 23261

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)
Clarke, D L, The Beaker Pottery of Great Britain and Ireland, (1970)
Marsden, B M, The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire , (1977), 42
Bagshawe, B, 'The Reliquary' in The Reliquary, (1863)

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