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Round barrow north west of Long Bottom Plantation

A Scheduled Monument in Frampton, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7349 / 50°44'5"N

Longitude: -2.5557 / 2°33'20"W

OS Eastings: 360880.48213

OS Northings: 92951.619001

OS Grid: SY608929

Mapcode National: GBR PV.75WC

Mapcode Global: FRA 57J4.J52

Entry Name: Round barrow NW of Long Bottom Plantation

Scheduled Date: 25 May 1960

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1002853

English Heritage Legacy ID: DO 462

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Frampton

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Frampton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Summary

Bowl barrow 665m WNW of Town Hill Farm.

Source: Historic England

Details

This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 27 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 the upper north facing slopes of a prominent ridge between the dry valleys of West Hill Bottom and Long Bottom. The barrow survives as a flat topped circular mound measuring approximately 13m in diameter and 0.6m high surrounded by a buried quarry ditch from which the construction material was derived. The flattened top is probably the result of early partial excavation.

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 665m WNW of Town Hill 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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PastScape Monument No:-453677

Source: Historic England

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