Bowl barrow 40m north-north-east of High Haber
- Heritage Category:
- Scheduled Monument
- List Entry Number:
- Date first listed:
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
- Eden (District Authority)
- Crosby Ravensworth
- National Grid Reference:
- NY 60555 14764
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
Despite some mutilation of the monument's south-western side by quarrying and limited antiquarian investigation of the barrow's centre, the bowl barrow 40m north-north-east of High Haber survives reasonably well. This investigation located sepulchral remains, and further evidence of interments and grave goods will exist within the mound and upon the old landsurface.
The monument is a bowl barrow located 40m north-north-east of High Haber on a
small plateau situated on an east facing valley side. It includes a slightly
mutilated flat-topped oval earthen mound up to 0.8m high with maximum
dimensions of 12m by 10m. Limited antiquarian investigation of the monument's
centre located sepulchral remains.
A drystone wall and adjacent post and wire fence crossing the extreme
south-eastern side of the barrow are excluded from the scheduling, but the
ground beneath these features is included.
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:
- Legacy System:
Darvill,T., MPP Single Monument Class Description - Bowl Barrows, (1988)
SMR No. 1699, Cumbria SMR, Cockpit Hill, Harberwain, (1985)
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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
End of official listing