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Sandy Barrow west of East Farm Dairy

A Scheduled Monument in Osmington, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6423 / 50°38'32"N

Longitude: -2.3828 / 2°22'58"W

OS Eastings: 373026.934331

OS Northings: 82585.918601

OS Grid: SY730825

Mapcode National: GBR 10C.QC9

Mapcode Global: FRA 57WC.RJD

Entry Name: Sandy Barrow W of East Farm Dairy

Scheduled Date:

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1002776

English Heritage Legacy ID: DO 284

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Osmington

Built-Up Area: Osmington

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Osmington with Poxwell St Osmond

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Summary

Bowl barrow known as Sandy Barrow.

Source: Historic England

Details

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 at the summit of a narrow steeply curving coastal ridge overlooking the cliffs at Black Head. The barrow survives as a circular flinty mound measuring up to 9m in diameter and 1m 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 reduction in the height of the mound through past cultivation the bowl barrow known as Sandy Barrow 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

Sources

Other
PastScape Monument No:-454323

Source: Historic England

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