Bowl barrow 400m north of Damgate
Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
List Entry Number: 1011860
Date first listed: 09-Aug-1967
Date of most recent amendment: 12-Nov-1992
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
District: Staffordshire Moorlands (District Authority)
National Park: PEAK DISTRICT
National Grid Reference: SK 12851 53804
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 past ploughing and limited antiquarian investigation of the barrow's centre and small areas to the east the monument survives well. Undisturbed archaeological deposits including inhumations and grave goods will exist within the barrow and upon the old landsurface.
The monument includes a bowl barrow located 400m north of Damgate on a broad
plateau shelf sloping down to the north. It survives as an oval earthen mound
up to 0.9m high with maximum dimensions of 30m by 27m. Limited antiquarian
investigation at the centre of the mound and in small areas to the east
located animal bones, teeth and flints.
The drystone wall aligned north-south running across the western half of the
barrow is excluded from the scheduling. The ground beneath the wall, however,
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.
Legacy System number: 13534
Legacy System: RSM
Books and journals
Barnatt, J, The Peak District Barrow Survey (1989), (1989)
Bateman, , Ten Years Digging (1861), (1861), 173
Carrington, Barrow Diggers (Unpub MS with letters and notes), 1848,
Darvill, T, MPP Single Monument Class Descriptions - Bowl Barrows (1988), (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