Round Loaf bowl barrow on Anglezarke Moor

Overview

Heritage Category:
Scheduled Monument
List Entry Number:
1008904
Date first listed:
06-Mar-1954
Date of most recent amendment:
21-Sep-1994

Map

Ordnance survey map of Round Loaf bowl barrow on Anglezarke Moor
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Location

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

County:
Lancashire
District:
Chorley (District Authority)
Parish:
Anglezarke
National Grid Reference:
SD 63799 18217

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 some surface erosion to the mound's summit, Round Loaf bowl barrow survives reasonably well and remains a prominent landmark visible from a considerable distance in all directions. It is not known to have been excavated and will therefore retain undisturbed archaeological deposits within the mound and upon the old landsurface.

Details

The monument includes Round Loaf bowl barrow located upon a gently sloping plateau on Anglezarke Moor. It includes an oval mound of earth and small stones 3.6m-5.5m high with maximum dimensions of 73m north-south by 66m east-west. Several flint flakes have been found on the eroded summit of the mound over a period of years.

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:
23707
Legacy System:
RSM

Sources

Books and journals
Bulock, J D, 'Trans Lancs and Chesh Antiq Soc' in The Pikestones: A Chambered Long Cairn of Neolithic Type, , Vol. 68, (1958), 143-5
Howard-Davies, C, 'Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society' in Excavation at Rushy Brow, Anglezarke Moor, ()
Other
Darvill, T, MPP Single Monument Class Descriptions - Bowl Barrows, (1989)
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Legal

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.

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