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Tripp round barrow north west of Tripp Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Clatworthy, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0919 / 51°5'30"N

Longitude: -3.3754 / 3°22'31"W

OS Eastings: 303771.290907

OS Northings: 133407.513781

OS Grid: ST037334

Mapcode National: GBR LN.CJPF

Mapcode Global: FRA 36T7.GSR

Entry Name: Tripp round barrow NW of Tripp Farm

Scheduled Date: 16 June 1978

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1006125

English Heritage Legacy ID: SO 501

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Clatworthy

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Clatworthy

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

Summary

Bowl barrow called Tripp Barrow.

Source: Historic England

Details

This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 3 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 prominent hill overlooking the valleys of the River Tone and a tributary to it. The barrow survives as a circular mound measuring approximately 25m in diameter and up to 1.7m high the surrounding quarry ditch from which the construction material was derived is preserved as a buried feature.

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 called Tripp Barrow 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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PastScape Monument No:-188448

Source: Historic England

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