List entry

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 120m north-east of Rose Farm

List entry Number: 1007389

Location

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

County District District Type Parish
Cheshire West and ChesterUnitary AuthorityCoddington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 06-Aug-1974

Date of most recent amendment: 13-Sep-1993

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: RSM

UID: 22588

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

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.

Despite limited antiquarian investigation, the bowl barrow 120m north-east of Rose Farm survives reasonably well. This investigation located human remains, and further evidence of interments and grave goods will exist within the mound and upon the old landsurface beneath.

History

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Details

The monument is a bowl barrow located on flat land 120m north-east of Rose Farm. It includes a flat-topped mound of red sand 32m in diameter and up to 2.5m high. Surrounding the barrow is a ditch 7m wide and 0.5m deep. Limited antiquarian investigation of the barrow located 'articles of some sort' including layers of bones. A telegraph pole on the monument's southern side is excluded from the scheduling, although the ground beneath the telegraph pole is included.

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.

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Longley, D, The Victoria History of the County, (1987), 82
Watkin, W T, Roman Cheshire, (1886), 314
Ormerod, G, 'History of Cheshire' in History of Cheshire, , Vol. 2, (1882), 371
Other
Darvill,T., MPP Single Monument Class Description - Bowl Barrows, (1988)
Ref. No. SJ45NE1, Ordnance Survey, Ordnance Survey Card, (1976)
SMR No. 1824, Cheshire SMR, Mound 260 yards North East of Rose Farm, (1988)
To Fergusson,A.J. (Cheshire FW), Previous tenant,
To SMR, Turner, R (County Archaeologist), (1987)

National Grid Reference: SJ 45275 55265

Map


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