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Bowl barrow 800m north east of the Manor House

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: Bowl barrow 800m north east of the Manor House

List entry Number: 1015768

Location

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

County: Lincolnshire

District: East Lindsey

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Lusby with Winceby

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 09-Nov-1964

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Jul-1997

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: RSM

UID: 27905

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.

The bowl barrow 800m north east of the Manor House survives as a substantial earthwork which is a prominent landscape feature clearly visible from the adjacent highway. The barrow mound, which is largely intact, together with the fills of the buried ditch, will contain valuable evidence, including funerary remains, relating to the monument's construction and period of use together with insights into the ritual beliefs of its builders. Environmental deposits retained in both these features may illustrate the nature of the landscape in which the barrow was set.

History

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Details

The monument includes a Bronze Age bowl barrow situated on the edge of a broad plateau above and to the west of the springline within Snipe Dales. The substantial earthwork mound is roughly circular, measuring between 20m and 28m in diameter, and standing to a height of some 2m. The gently rounded profile of the mound is interrupted at the summit by a large circular depression. There is no evidence to suggest that the mound has been excavated and this depression is more likely to be associated with the siting of a former windmill. The barrow mound would have been constructed from material quarried from an encircling ditch. Although no trace of the ditch is now visible this will survive as an infilled feature beneath the present ground surface.

MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract. It includes a 5 metre boundary around the archaeological features, considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.

Selected Sources

Other
discussion with tenant, Enderby, S, Putative pond adjacent to barrow, (1996)
discussion with tenant, Enderby, S, Putative pond adjacent to mound, (1996)
Old County Scheduling, Mound North of village of Lusby: AM7,

National Grid Reference: TF 34558 68624

Map

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