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Barrow south of Tinker's Barrow Plantation

A Scheduled Monument in Crossways, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6875 / 50°41'14"N

Longitude: -2.3147 / 2°18'52"W

OS Eastings: 377866.1706

OS Northings: 87582.706

OS Grid: SY778875

Mapcode National: GBR 0ZW.X6N

Mapcode Global: FRA 6718.82D

Entry Name: Barrow S of Tinker's Barrow Plantation

Scheduled Date: 23 March 1958

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1002804

English Heritage Legacy ID: DO 334

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Crossways

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Woodsford St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury


Bowl barrow 170m east of Nether Moynton Farm.

Source: Historic England


This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 7 January 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 a slight rise in a relatively low lying area overlooking a tributary to the River Frome. The barrow survives as a circular mound measuring 19m in diameter and 1.6m high surrounded by a largely buried quarry ditch from which the construction material was derived which is visible as a slight earthwork to the south west. The barrow is thought to have been partially excavated by Captain Cree and Cunnington in the 19th century.

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 partial early excavation the bowl barrow 170m east of Nether Moynton 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


PastScape Monument No:-453885

Source: Historic England

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