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Bowl barrow 780m north east of Hampton Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Frampton, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7285 / 50°43'42"N

Longitude: -2.5172 / 2°31'1"W

OS Eastings: 363590.670082

OS Northings: 92219.589983

OS Grid: SY635922

Mapcode National: GBR PW.DQ7T

Mapcode Global: FRA 57M5.14G

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 780m north east of Hampton Farm

Scheduled Date: 9 March 1961

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1002738

English Heritage Legacy ID: DO 185

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Frampton

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Bradford Peverell Church of the Assumption

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow situated on the summit of a prominent hill, overlooking the distant valley of the River Frome. The barrow survives as a circular mound of up to 26m in diameter and 0.6m high. The surrounding quarry ditch, from which the construction material was derived, is preserved as a buried feature.
Other archaeological remains in the vicinity are scheduled separately.

Sources: HER:-
PastScape Monument No:-453747

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 reduction in the height of the mound through cultivation the bowl barrow 780m north east of Hampton Farm survives comparatively 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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