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 in Lavenham Close, Tytherington

List entry Number: 1011119

Location

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

County District District Type Parish
Cheshire EastUnitary Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 05-Jan-1976

Date of most recent amendment: 28-Sep-1993

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: RSM

UID: 22592

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.

Despite limited disturbance to the monument by a combination of wartime Home Guard use and recent landscaping, the bowl barrow in Lavenham Close survives reasonably well. Investigation of the spoil from the Home Guard trench located human remains and pottery, 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 a local high point amongst housing development in Lavenham Close. It includes a low oval earthen mound with poorly defined edges up to 0.5m high with maximum dimensions of 18m by 15m. Evidence of a Bronze Age cremation burial was found in 1973 when 19 small fragments of pottery, some decorated with impressed dots, and a small quantity of calcined bones were recovered from the spoil of a Home Guard trench on the barrow.

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

  1. Other  Reference - Author: Cheshire SMR - Title: Round Barrow 92m N of Beech Hall School - Date: 1987 - Type: SMR - Description: SMR No. 1552/1/2
  2. Other  Reference - Author: Darvill,T. - Title: MPP Single Monument Class Description - Bowl Barrows - Date: 1988 - Page References: 7 - Type: DESC TEXT
  3. Article  Reference - Author: Davey, P J - Title: Cheshire Archaeological Bulletin - Date: 1974 - Journal Title: Cheshire Archaeological Bulletin - Volume: 2 - Page References: 36 - Type: DESC TEXT
  4. Article  Reference - Author: Thompson, F H - Title: Notes on Excavations and Finds in Cheshire During 1960 - Journal Title: Trans Lancs and Chesh Antiq Soc - Volume: 70 - Page References: 65 - Type: DESC TEXT

National Grid Reference: SJ 91382 74908

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