Bowl barrow on Weaver Hills 600m south of Weaver Farm
- Heritage Category:
- Scheduled Monument
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
- East Staffordshire (District Authority)
- National Grid Reference:
- SK 10184 46115
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 disturbance to the mound's summit and some minor erosion to the extreme northern and southern edges, the bowl barrow 600m south of Weaver Farm survives well. It is one of a group of similar monuments located on Weaver Hills and is a rare survival in Staffordshire of an unexcavated example of this class of monument. It will contain undisturbed archaeological deposits.
The monument includes a bowl barrow located at the south-east end of a
prominent ridgetop, south-east of the highest point, some 600m south of Weaver
Farm. It survives as an oval earthen mound up to 1.9m high with maximum
dimensions of 24m by 22m. On the mound's summit is a central pit some 4m in
diameter and 0.5m deep. Immediately south of this is an irregularly-shaped
trench measuring some 4m by 3m and 0.3m deep. This monument is not known to
have been excavated.
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
Barnatt, J, The Peak District Barrow Survey (1989), (1989)
Darvill,T., MPP Single Monument Class Description - Bowl Barrows, (1988)
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