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Fox Low bowl barrow

List Entry Summary

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 Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Fox Low bowl barrow

List entry Number: 1008921

Location

The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Derbyshire

District: High Peak

District Type: District Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 08-Jun-1970

Date of most recent amendment: 17-Dec-1992

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: RSM

UID: 13346

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

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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 partial disturbance caused by the cairn being robbed of part of its construction material, Fox Low bowl barrow is largely intact and contains significant archaeological remains.

History

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Details

Fox Low bowl barrow is a sub-circular cairn situated in the western upland ridges of the limestone plateau of Derbyshire. The monument includes a mound measuring 16m by 14.5m and standing c.1.5m high, though some of this height is natural and due to the hilltop location of the barrow. The stone from the north-western edge of the mound has been removed, probably for drystone walling at the time of the Enclosures. In addition, the monument is slightly disturbed on the south-western and south-eastern edges where a wall which formerly crossed the barrow has been removed. The barrow may be that partially excavated by Thomas Bateman in 1850 and found to contain human remains but this is at present uncertain. The overall appearance and location of the barrow indicate it to be of Bronze Age date.

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.

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Barnatt, J, The Peak District Barrow Survey (1989), (1989)
Barnatt, J, The Peak District Barrow Survey (1989), (1989)
Bateman, T, Ten Years Diggings in Celtic and Saxon Grave-Hills, (1861), 66
Bateman, T, Vestiges of the Antiquities of Derbyshire, (1849), 157
Marsden, B M, The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire , (1977), 26

National Grid Reference: SK 06729 71236

Map

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