Bowl Barrow 280m ESE of Hall Green House

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1008540

Date first listed: 01-Nov-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 19-Jan-1993

Map

Ordnance survey map of Bowl Barrow 280m ESE of Hall Green House
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Location

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

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands (District Authority)

Parish: Checkley

National Grid Reference: SK 01721 38741

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.

Despite limited investigation the bowl barrow 280m ESE of Hall Green House survives well. This investigation located pottery and artefacts of flint and jet. Other archaeological remains will exist within the mound and upon the old landsurface. The location of the barrow on an artificial platform is a rare and unusual feature.

History

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Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow located on a local high point in the Tean Valley 280m ESE of Hall Green House. It survives as an oval earthen mound up to 2m high with maximum dimensions of 24.5m by 20m. The barrow is located on an artificial platform which is 0.1m high and extends a further 5m beyond the barrow edge. Limited investigation of the mound located pottery sherds, flint artefacts and a jet ring.

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: 22419

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Other
SMR No. 114, Staffs SMR, Round Barrow N of Lower Tean,
To Robinson K D MPPFW, Meeson, RA (County Archaeologist), (1992)

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