Bowl barrow on Longside Moor, 450m north of Harewood Grange


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1017919

Date first listed: 30-Dec-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 24-Oct-1997


Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow on Longside Moor, 450m north of Harewood Grange
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Derbyshire

District: North East Derbyshire (District Authority)

Parish: Holymoorside and Walton

National Grid Reference: SK 31301 68444


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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 the bowl barrow on Longside Moor has suffered from stone robbing and dumping of field clearance, intact archaeological remains will survive in the mound and on the buried landsurface.


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The monument is a bowl barrow located on Longside Moor in the eastern gritstone moorlands of Derbyshire. The remains include a low circular mound constructed of stone rubble, hollowed in the centre as a result of robbing. No external ditch is visible at this site, although the dumping of stone from field clearance may be obscuring this feature. The mound stands to approximately 0.5m in height and has an overall diameter of 22m. The barrow has not been excavated and so cannot be accurately dated, but its form and proximity to others of the period assign it to the Bronze Age.

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: 23257

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Books and journals
Barnatt, J, The Peak District Barrow Survey (1989), (1989)
Barnatt, J, The Peak District Barrow Survey (1989), (1989)
AM7 for DR118 (AA 31002/01), Disc barrow on Longside Moor,

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