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Earthworks centring on 320yds (300m) north west of the Junction Inn, Efflinch

A Scheduled Monument in Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.7547 / 52°45'16"N

Longitude: -1.7226 / 1°43'21"W

OS Eastings: 418818.281776

OS Northings: 317489.156981

OS Grid: SK188174

Mapcode National: GBR 4D0.999

Mapcode Global: WHCGJ.H1Y0

Entry Name: Earthworks centring on 320yds (300m) NW of the Junction Inn, Efflinch

Scheduled Date: 14 October 1974

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1006093

English Heritage Legacy ID: ST 209

County: Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Barton-under-Needwood

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Barton-under-Needwood

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield


Enclosures, linear ditch and ring ditch 260m south of Fullbrook Farm.

Source: Historic England


This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 6 July 2015. This record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records.

The monument includes the buried remains of three rectangular enclosures, a linear ditch and a ring ditch situated on a gentle rise of ground just over 2km north of the confluence of the rivers Trent and Tame. At least three rectangular cropmarks, have been identified from aerial photography all defined by a single ditch. One enclosure is centred on SK 1884 1755 and measures externally 8m by 7m, to the west another enclosure is centred on SK 1877 1755 measuring externally 11m by 9m and is enclosed within a larger enclosure, centred at SK 1876 1757, defined only on three sides, one length measuring 28m. To the south, centred at SK 1882 1743, a discontinuous linear feature has been identified, defined by a single ditch, which runs for a length of 70m. Further to the south a circular enclosure has been identified, centred at SK 1877 1739, and is defined by a single ditch measuring externally 13m in diameter which may be the site of Bronze Age barrow.

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

Round 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.

The enclosures, linear ditch and ring ditch 260m from Fullbrook Farm survive as buried archaeological remains. Although traces of earthworks have been denuded through ploughing, buried archaeological features, artefacts and archaeological and environmental deposits will survive which will provide important information relating both to the monument and the wider landscape in which it was constructed.

Source: Historic England


HER: DST5843, NMR: SK11NE17, Pastscape: 9211727 and NMR: SK11NE130, Pastscape: 933209

Source: Historic England

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