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Bowl barrow 170m east of Poplar Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Winford, North Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3865 / 51°23'11"N

Longitude: -2.6856 / 2°41'8"W

OS Eastings: 352387.754523

OS Northings: 165492.146594

OS Grid: ST523654

Mapcode National: GBR JL.RZ1Z

Mapcode Global: VH88Z.DDLZ

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 170m east of Poplar Farm

Scheduled Date: 29 July 1957

Last Amended: 20 May 1994

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1008297

English Heritage Legacy ID: 22811

County: North Somerset

Civil Parish: Winford

Built-Up Area: Felton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow situated on level ground 170m east of
Poplar Farm. The barrow has a mound c.1.7m high and 30m in diameter
surrounded by a ditch from which material was quarried during the construction
of the monument. This has become infilled over the years and, although no
longer visible at ground level, survives as a buried feature c.3m wide.

MAP EXTRACT
The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract.
It includes a 2 metre boundary around the archaeological features,
considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.

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. There are over 10,000 surviving bowl
barrows recorded nationally (many more have already been destroyed), occurring
across most of lowland Britain. 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
and a substantial proportion of surviving examples are considered worthy of
protection.

The bowl barrow 170m east of Poplar Farm survives well and contains
archaeological and environmental information relating to the monument and the
landscape in which it was constructed.

Source: Historic England

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