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Round barrow south west of Pigeon House Cottages

A Scheduled Monument in Frampton, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7346 / 50°44'4"N

Longitude: -2.5294 / 2°31'45"W

OS Eastings: 362735.279276

OS Northings: 92910.760708

OS Grid: SY627929

Mapcode National: GBR PW.D6YM

Mapcode Global: FRA 57L4.GDW

Entry Name: Round barrow SW of Pigeon House Cottages

Scheduled Date: 17 July 1961

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1002468

English Heritage Legacy ID: DO 582

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Frampton

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Frampton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Summary

Bowl barrow 360m south east of Pigeon House.

Source: Historic England

Details

This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 10 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 in a dry valley close to the foot of the prominent Hampton Hill. The barrow survives as an oval mound measuring up to 15m long, 11m wide and 2m 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. The bowl barrow 360m south east of Pigeon House 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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