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Round barrow 150m east of Scarside Plantation

A Scheduled Monument in Bampton, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.568 / 54°34'4"N

Longitude: -2.7254 / 2°43'31"W

OS Eastings: 353195.191142

OS Northings: 519436.253769

OS Grid: NY531194

Mapcode National: GBR 9HDM.R8

Mapcode Global: WH81R.3FGZ

Entry Name: Round barrow 150m east of Scarside Plantation

Scheduled Date: 19 October 1993

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1007409

English Heritage Legacy ID: 22512

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Bampton

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Bampton St Patrick

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

Details

The monument is a round barrow located on a north facing slope 150m east of
Scarside Plantation. It includes a circular flat-topped mound of earth and
stones 20m in diameter and up to 1.3m high that is surrounded by a ditch 2m
wide and 0.1m deep. The top of the mound has suffered minor shallow
disturbance in three places and some component stones remain exposed.

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.

Despite minor disturbance to the monument's summit the bowl barrow 150m east
of Scarside Plantation survives well. It will contain undisturbed
archaeological deposits within the mound and upon the old landsurface beneath.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Other
Darvill,T., MPP Single Monument Class Description - Bowl Barrows, (1988)
RCHME, Westmorland, (1936)

Source: Historic England

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