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Round barrow on Boat Knoll

A Scheduled Monument in East Lulworth, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6311 / 50°37'52"N

Longitude: -2.19 / 2°11'24"W

OS Eastings: 386654.103094

OS Northings: 81285.905881

OS Grid: SY866812

Mapcode National: GBR 224.C44

Mapcode Global: FRA 679D.NM1

Entry Name: Round barrow on Boat Knoll

Scheduled Date: 14 November 1962

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1002446

English Heritage Legacy ID: DO 694

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: East Lulworth

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: The Lulworths, Winfrith Newburgh and Chaldon

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Summary

Bowl barrow 600m north-east of Monastery Farm.

Source: Historic England

Details

This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 17 February 2016. This record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records.

This monument includes a bowl barrow situated on the summit of a small distinctive hillock known as Boat Knoll close to a prominent coastal ridge and partially overlooking the coast at Worbarrow Bay. The barrow survives as a circular mound measuring up to 13m in diameter and 1.5m high surrounded by a buried quarry ditch from which the construction material was derived.

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. 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. Despite conspicuous scrub growth the bowl barrow 600m north east of Monastery Farm survives well and will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to its construction, longevity, territorial significance, social organisation, funerary and ritual practices and overall landscape context.

Source: Historic England

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Source: Historic England

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