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Bowl barrow 80m east of Scarside Plantation

A Scheduled Monument in Bampton, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.5685 / 54°34'6"N

Longitude: -2.727 / 2°43'37"W

OS Eastings: 353093.55267

OS Northings: 519499.989142

OS Grid: NY530194

Mapcode National: GBR 9HDM.D2

Mapcode Global: WH81R.2FPJ

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 80m east of Scarside Plantation

Scheduled Date: 19 October 1993

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1007410

English Heritage Legacy ID: 22513

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 bowl barrow located on a north facing slope 80m east of
Scarside Plantation. It includes a slightly oval mound of earth and stones up
to 0.8m high with maximum dimensions of 8m by 7m.

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 bowl barrow 80m east of Scarside Plantation survives well. It is a rare
survival in Cumbria of an unexcavated example of this class of monument and
will contain undisturbed archaeological deposits within the mound and upon the
old landsurface.

Source: Historic England

Sources

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

Source: Historic England

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