Tinker's Inn bowl barrow, north


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1010097

Date first listed: 04-Sep-1992


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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 18101 44804


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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 disturbed by past agricultural activities, Tinker's Inn bowl barrow, north is still a well-preserved example with the majority of its remains intact.


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Tinker's Inn bowl barrow, north is a roughly circular earthen barrow situated on the southern ridges of the Derbyshire Peak District. The monument includes a mound measuring 40m by 38m by c.1m high and part of the surrounding construction ditch which is buried beneath accumulated soil. On the north side, the barrow and its ditch have been partially destroyed by agricultural activity. The earth from this side has been dumped on the barrow, giving it a slightly flattened appearance which is probably not original. It is one of several barrows in the area to which a Bronze Age date has been assigned and may also have been the site of finds, made in 1852, of a skeleton and bronze dagger. This, however, has yet to be confirmed. Excluded from the scheduling is the hedge crossing the northern edge of the barrow though the ground beneath is included.

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Legacy System number: 13326

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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