Bowl barrow 120m south-west of Weag's Barn


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1010121

Date first listed: 07-Dec-1965

Date of most recent amendment: 01-Oct-1992


Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow 120m south-west of Weag's Barn
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands (District Authority)

Parish: Grindon

National Park: PEAK DISTRICT

National Grid Reference: SK 09689 53878


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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 some minor plough damage and limited antiquarian investigation of the monument the bowl barrow 120m south-west of Weag's Barn survives reasonably well. This investigation located human and faunal remains, flints and pottery. Further similar evidence of interments and grave goods will exist within the mound and upon the old land surface.


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The monument includes a bowl barrow located some 120m south-west of Weag's Barn on the virtually flat part of a spur that projects east-wards above the Manifold valley. It survives as an oval mound up to 1.3m high with maximum dimensions of 14m by 12m. There is a sub-rectangular central pit measuring c.3.4m by 2.8m and 0.3m deep with a shallow robber pit 5m long by 2m wide and 0.2m deep immediately to the north-east. A drystone wall crosses the extreme western edge of the barrow. Limited antiquarian investigation of the barrow located a cremation, bone, animal teeth, flints, a sherd of pottery and some pebbles. The drystone wall is excluded from the scheduling, although the ground beneath it is included.

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.


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Legacy System number: 13544

Legacy System: RSM


Books and journals
Barnatt, J, The Peak District Barrow Survey (1989), (1989)
Bateman, , Ten Years Digging (1861), (1861)
Carrington, Barrow Diggers (Unpub MS with letters and notes), 1848,
Darvill,T., MPP Single Monument Class Description - Bowl Barrows, (1988)

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