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Bowl barrow 700m south-east of Jodrell Bank Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Twemlow, Cheshire East

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2244 / 53°13'27"N

Longitude: -2.3039 / 2°18'14"W

OS Eastings: 379805.084923

OS Northings: 369752.48195

OS Grid: SJ798697

Mapcode National: GBR 004.SD2

Mapcode Global: WH99N.L63X

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 700m south-east of Jodrell Bank Farm

Scheduled Date: 26 January 1994

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1007624

English Heritage Legacy ID: 23656

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Twemlow

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Goostrey St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Details

The monument is a bowl barrow located on flat land at the northern end of
Shinglar Wood 700m south-east of Jodrell Bank Farm. It includes an oval
earthen mound up to 1.8m high with maximum dimensions of 50m NW-SE by 44m
NE-SW.
All field boundaries are excluded from the scheduling but the ground beneath
them is included.

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 plough disturbance to the northern part of the mound, the bowl barrow
700m south-east of Jodrell Bank Farm survives reasonably well. It is a rare
survival in Cheshire of an unexcavated example of this class of monument and
will contain undisturbed archaeological deposits within the mound and upon the
old landsurface beneath.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Books and journals
Uhthoff-Kaufmann, RR, The Archaeology of Jodrell Hall (Terra Nova), Twemlow, (1971), 8-9
Other
Darvill,T., MPP Single Monument Class Description - Bowl Barrows, (1988)

Source: Historic England

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