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Round barrow north east of Hog Hill Barn

A Scheduled Monument in Stratton, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7535 / 50°45'12"N

Longitude: -2.4942 / 2°29'39"W

OS Eastings: 365235.433017

OS Northings: 94989.320862

OS Grid: SY652949

Mapcode National: GBR PW.XY8R

Mapcode Global: FRA 57N3.43L

Entry Name: Round barrow NE of Hog Hill Barn

Scheduled Date: 5 August 1960

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1003237

English Heritage Legacy ID: DO 513

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Stratton

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Stratton St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury


Bowl barrow 290m north-east of Hog Hill Barn.

Source: Historic England


This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 2 February 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 south east facing slopes of a ridge forming the watershed between the valleys of the Rivers Frome and Cerne. The barrow survives as an oval mound measuring up to 10.9m long, 7.8m wide and 1m high surrounded by a buried quarry ditch from which the construction material was derived. The barrow is cut on the western side by a field boundary and a track.

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 surrounding cultivation the bowl barrow 290m north east of Hog Hill Barn 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


PastScape Monument No:-453252

Source: Historic England

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