Bowl barrow 420m south west of New Beggarbog

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1018531

Date first listed: 19-Mar-1999

Map

Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow 420m south west of New Beggarbog
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Location

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

District: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Bardon Mill

National Park: NORTHUMBERLAND

National Grid Reference: NY 79380 68334

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 the fact that it has been partially excavated, the bowl barrow 420m south west of New Beggarbog is well preserved and retains significant archaeological deposits. It is one of a number of prehistoric monuments in the Hadrian's Wall corridor which, taken together, will add greatly to our knowledge and understanding of settlement and activity at this time.

History

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Details

The monument includes the remains of a bowl barrow of prehistoric date, situated on the north side of the Knag Burn, 420m south west of New Beggarbog. The round barrow, of earthen construction, measures a maximum of 28m in diameter and stands to more than 3m high. A now partially infilled trench up to 2m wide and 1m deep crosses the barrow from east to west; this marks the site of an unrecorded early 18th century excavation.

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Legacy

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Legacy System number: 28582

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Other
National Trust, 12270, (1995)
NY76NE 38,

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