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Round barrow on Hogcliff Hill

A Scheduled Monument in Frampton, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7692 / 50°46'9"N

Longitude: -2.5378 / 2°32'16"W

OS Eastings: 362171.280001

OS Northings: 96760.65785

OS Grid: SY621967

Mapcode National: GBR PV.QYGY

Mapcode Global: FRA 57K1.YYX

Entry Name: Round barrow on Hogcliff Hill

Scheduled Date: 8 June 1959

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1003228

English Heritage Legacy ID: DO 395

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Frampton

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Maiden Newton and Valleys

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Summary

Bowl barrow 695m north west of Hyde Crook.

Source: Historic England

Details

This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 14 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 close to the summit of the prominent Hog Cliff Hill which forms the watershed between the valleys of the Sydling Water and River Frome and overlooks the valley of Hog Cliff Bottom. The barrow survives as an oval mound measuring 16.5m long, 11.2m wide and 0.5m high with a buried surrounding quarry ditch from which the construction material was derived. The mound contains a significant quantity of flint.

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. The bowl barrow 695m north west of Hyde Crook 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:-453053

Source: Historic England

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