Bowl barrow 220m north of Dale Abbey Farm

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1017688

Date first listed: 16-Nov-1965

Date of most recent amendment: 07-Aug-1992

Map

Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow 220m north of Dale Abbey Farm
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Location

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Staffordshire

District: East Staffordshire (District Authority)

Parish: Stanton

National Grid Reference: SK 10724 48123

Summary

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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 past ploughing and minor surface damage at and near the centre, the bowl barrow 220m north of Dale Abbey Farm survives reasonably well. It is a rare example in Staffordshire of an unexcavated bowl barrow and will contain undisturbed archaeological deposits.

History

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Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow situated at the north-west end of a ridge top 220m north of Dale Abbey Farm. It survives as an oval earthen mound up to 1m high with maximum dimensions of 24m by 18m. There is a shallow pit 1.6m diameter by 0.1m deep at the barrow's centre with a second shallow pit 3.5m long by 2.4m wide and 0.1m deep a little to the south of centre. The barrow is not known to have been excavated.

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.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 13579

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Books and journals
Barnatt, J, The Peak District Barrow Survey (1989), (1989)
Other
Darvill,T., MPP Single Monument Class Description - Bowl Barrows, (1988)

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