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Round barrow 250yds (230m) west of Fryer Mayne manor house

A Scheduled Monument in Broadmayne, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6768 / 50°40'36"N

Longitude: -2.3761 / 2°22'34"W

OS Eastings: 373519.907027

OS Northings: 86412.582119

OS Grid: SY735864

Mapcode National: GBR 100.D2Q

Mapcode Global: FRA 57X9.23P

Entry Name: Round barrow 250yds (230m) W of Fryer Mayne manor house

Scheduled Date: 11 March 1958

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1002775

English Heritage Legacy ID: DO 279

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Broadmayne

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: West Knighton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury


Bowl barrow 30m north west of Sundown.

Source: Historic England


This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 17 December 2015. 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 upper northern slopes of a ridge overlooking a tributary to the River Frome. The barrow survives as a circular mound of approximately 16m in diameter and 2m high with its surrounding quarry ditch from which the construction material was derived preserved as a buried feature.

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 past landscaping when it formed part of a shrubbery the bowl barrow 30m north west of Sundown 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


PastScape Monument No:-454071

Source: Historic England

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