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Bowl barrow at Ox Close

A Scheduled Monument in Pott Shrigley, Cheshire East

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3088 / 53°18'31"N

Longitude: -2.0445 / 2°2'40"W

OS Eastings: 397129.662235

OS Northings: 379098.459297

OS Grid: SJ971790

Mapcode National: GBR GZ55.5L

Mapcode Global: WHBBJ.K3M6

Entry Name: Bowl barrow at Ox Close

Scheduled Date: 13 April 1976

Last Amended: 6 September 1993

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1007393

English Heritage Legacy ID: 22570

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Pott Shrigley

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Rainow Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Details

The monument is a bowl barrow located in Ox Close at the south-west side of a
ridge crest just below the summit. It includes a slightly oval earthen mound
up to 1.5m high with maximum dimension of 16m by 15m.

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.

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

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.

The monument is a rare survival in Cheshire of an unexcavated example of this
class of monument. It will contain undisturbed archaeological deposits within
the mound and upon the old landsurface beneath.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Books and journals
Barnatt, J, The Peak District Barrow Survey (1989), (1989)
Other
Capstick, B., FMW report, (1988)
Darvill, T, MPP Single Monument Class Descriptions - Bowl Barrows (1988), (1988)

Source: Historic England

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