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End 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: End Low bowl barrow

List entry Number: 1010998

Location

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

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hartington Town Quarter

National Park: PEAK DISTRICT

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 28-Feb-1963

Date of most recent amendment: 13-Jul-1992

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: RSM

UID: 13313

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.

Although partially disturbed by stone-robbing and excavation, End Low bowl barrow is still a well preserved example containing further significant archaeological remains.

History

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Details

End Low bowl barrow is a roughly circular cairn in a hilltop location in the western upland ridges of the limestone plateau of Derbyshire. The monument includes a mound measuring 22m by 19.5m and standing c.2m high. This was partially excavated by Bateman in 1843 and 1848 and found to contain a rock-cut grave containing a skeleton with a bronze dagger and flint knife indicating a Bronze Age date for the barrow. Higher in the barrow on its south side a child inhumation and a cremation were also found while, scattered throughout the excavated areas, were further human bones. A previous unrecorded excavation carried out in the eighteenth century had also found ashes and burnt bone indicating another cremation.

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, Vestiges of the Antiquities of Derbyshire, (1849), 36/7,45
Bateman, T, Ten Years Diggings in Celtic and Saxon Grave-Hills, (1861), 38-40
Bray, W, Sketch of a Tour into Derbyshire and Yorkshire, (1783), 242
Marsden, B M, The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire , (1977), 50

National Grid Reference: SK 15604 60562

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