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Bowl barrow 605m south west of Long Barrow Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Long Bredy, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7142 / 50°42'51"N

Longitude: -2.6041 / 2°36'14"W

OS Eastings: 357443.109401

OS Northings: 90681.818001

OS Grid: SY574906

Mapcode National: GBR PT.3JRY

Mapcode Global: FRA 57F6.39J

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 605m south west of Long Barrow Farm

Scheduled Date: 14 May 1958

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1004566

English Heritage Legacy ID: DO 288

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Long Bredy

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Long Bredy St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow, situated on the crest of a steeply sloping ridge known as White Hill on the southern side of Martin's Down. The barrow survives as a circular mound measuring 12m in diameter and 0.7m high surrounded by a buried quarry ditch from which the construction material was derived.
Further archaeological remains survive in the vicinity and are scheduled separately.

Sources: HER:-
PastScape Monument No:-451154

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 605m south west of Long Barrow Farm survives 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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