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Bowl barrow185m WSW of Higher Skippet Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Frampton, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7206 / 50°43'14"N

Longitude: -2.5159 / 2°30'57"W

OS Eastings: 363677.809002

OS Northings: 91342.546226

OS Grid: SY636913

Mapcode National: GBR PW.F4MC

Mapcode Global: FRA 57M5.MP3

Entry Name: Bowl barrow185m WSW of Higher Skippet Farm

Scheduled Date: 3 November 1958

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1002819

English Heritage Legacy ID: DO 361

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 eastern slopes of the prominent Knowle Hill. The barrow survives as a circular mound of up to 14m in diameter and 0.3m high. It is surrounded by a buried quarry ditch, from which its construction material was derived.

Sources: HER:-
PastScape Monument No:-453752

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 185m WSW of Higher Skippet Farm will retain 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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