Bowl barrow 170m north east of Hacking Boat House
- Heritage Category:
- Scheduled Monument
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
- Ribble Valley (District Authority)
- Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley
- National Grid Reference:
- SD 70849 37308
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 limited antiquarian investigation on the summit of the monument, the bowl barrow 170m north of Hacking Boat House survives reasonably well and remains a prominent earthwork. This investigation failed to locate evidence of interments or grave goods and suggests that undisturbed archaeological deposits will still remain within this large mound and upon the old landsurface beneath.
The monument includes a bowl barrow located on the flood plain of the River
Ribble 170m north east of Hacking Boat House. It includes an oval earthen
mound up to 6m high with maximum dimensions of 44m NNW-SSE by 35m SSW-NNE.
Limited antiquarian investigation on part of the monument's summit in 1894
failed to locate any archaeological deposits. Similar excavations on another
similar mound to the north of this example did, however, locate burial
remains. It is considered that the works on this site simply missed or failed
to identify the archaeological remains.
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.
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Books and journals
Luck, J R, 'Trans Lancs and Chesh Antiq Soc.' in , , Vol. 12, (1895), 27-31
Darvill, T, MPP Single Monument Class Descriptions - Bowl Barrows, (1989)
FMW Report, Capstick, B., SAM Record, (1988)
SMR No. 179, Ilse, P, Winkley Lowes 'Barrow' B, (1993)
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