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Bowl barrow on Longside Moor, 450m north of Harewood Grange

A Scheduled Monument in Beeley, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2121 / 53°12'43"N

Longitude: -1.5327 / 1°31'57"W

OS Eastings: 431301.331802

OS Northings: 368444.45359

OS Grid: SK313684

Mapcode National: GBR 699.P90

Mapcode Global: WHCD9.FJCC

Entry Name: Bowl barrow on Longside Moor, 450m north of Harewood Grange

Scheduled Date: 30 December 1952

Last Amended: 24 October 1997

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1017919

English Heritage Legacy ID: 23257

County: Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Beeley

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Brampton St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Derby


The monument is a bowl barrow located on Longside Moor in the eastern
gritstone moorlands of Derbyshire. The remains include a low circular mound
constructed of stone rubble, hollowed in the centre as a result of robbing. No
external ditch is visible at this site, although the dumping of stone from
field clearance may be obscuring this feature. The mound stands to
approximately 0.5m in height and has an overall diameter of 22m. The barrow
has not been excavated and so cannot be accurately dated, but its form and
proximity to others of the period assign it to the Bronze Age.

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

Although the bowl barrow on Longside Moor has suffered from stone robbing and
dumping of field clearance, intact archaeological remains will survive in the
mound and on the buried landsurface.

Source: Historic England


Books and journals
Barnatt, J, The Peak District Barrow Survey (1989), (1989)
Barnatt, J, The Peak District Barrow Survey (1989), (1989)
AM7 for DR118 (AA 31002/01), Disc barrow on Longside Moor,

Source: Historic England

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