Tinker's Inn bowl barrow, south


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1010095

Date first listed: 31-Dec-1962

Date of most recent amendment: 24-Sep-1992


Ordnance survey map of Tinker's Inn bowl barrow, south
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales (District Authority)

Parish: Clifton and Compton

National Grid Reference: SK 18086 44315


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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.

Although partially disturbed by ploughing, the bowl barrow at Tinker's Inn south is still a well-preserved example.


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Tinker's Inn bowl barrow, south is a sub-circular earthen barrow situated on the southern ridges of the Derbyshire Peak District. The monument includes a mound measuring 42m by 33m by c.2m high and the surrounding construction ditch which is buried beneath accumulated soil. The barrow has been degraded by ploughing and would formerly have been somewhat larger and possibly more uniformly circular. It is one of several to be found in the area to which a Bronze Age date has been assigned. In addition, it may have been the site of finds made in 1852 of a skeleton and bronze dagger though this has yet to be confirmed. Excluded from the scheduling is a telegraph pole and its stays though the ground beneath this feature is included.

MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract. It includes a 4 metre boundary around the archaeological features, considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.


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Legacy System number: 13325

Legacy System: RSM


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), 245

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