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Templeman's Farm round barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Redlynch, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9959 / 50°59'45"N

Longitude: -1.7134 / 1°42'48"W

OS Eastings: 420205.760152

OS Northings: 121869.362321

OS Grid: SU202218

Mapcode National: GBR 529.KM7

Mapcode Global: FRA 769H.28Y

Entry Name: Templeman's Farm round barrow

Scheduled Date: 14 June 1956

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1005591

English Heritage Legacy ID: WI 428

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Redlynch

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Redlynch St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Summary

Bowl barrow 115m north west of Templeman’s Old Farmhouse.

Source: Historic England

Details

This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 16 September 2015. 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 summit of a hill overlooking two dry valleys. The barrow survives as a circular mound measuring approximately 24m in diameter and 2.3m high surrounded by a quarry ditch of up to 5m wide and 0.5m deep from which the construction material was derived. The mound is flat topped and there are four concrete plinths of 0.8m wide, 0.5m thick and 2m high which formerly supported a water tank between 1934 and 1948.

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 modification following the installation of a water tank the bowl barrow 115m north west of Templeman’s Old Farmhouse 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

Sources

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PastScape 223132, Wiltshire HER SU22SW602

Source: Historic England

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