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Bowl barrow 700m east of South Eggardon Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Askerswell, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7413 / 50°44'28"N

Longitude: -2.6494 / 2°38'57"W

OS Eastings: 354271.315152

OS Northings: 93718.223

OS Grid: SY542937

Mapcode National: GBR PR.WQH8

Mapcode Global: FRA 57B4.3MS

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 700m east of South Eggardon Farm

Scheduled Date: 5 October 1959

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1003061

English Heritage Legacy ID: DO 176

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Askerswell

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Askerswell St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury


The monument includes a bowl barrow situated on the summit of a prominent steeply sided ridge, overlooking Coombe Bottom and the valley of a tributary to the River Asker. The barrow survives as a circular flat-topped mound of approximately 15m in diameter and 0.6m high. The surrounding quarry ditch, from which the construction material was derived, is preserved as a buried feature.
Further archaeological remains in the vicinity are scheduled separately.

Sources: HER:-
PastScape Monument No:-451416

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 700m east of South Eggardon 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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