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Bowl barrow in Inlands Plantation, 650m south of Hazleton Manor Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Rodmarton, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6772 / 51°40'37"N

Longitude: -2.1035 / 2°6'12"W

OS Eastings: 392941.857456

OS Northings: 197603.830535

OS Grid: ST929976

Mapcode National: GBR 2PT.WHM

Mapcode Global: VH95D.H3BM

Entry Name: Bowl barrow in Inlands Plantation, 650m south of Hazleton Manor Farm

Scheduled Date: 19 January 1949

Last Amended: 19 May 1994

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1008788

English Heritage Legacy ID: 22890

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Rodmarton

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Rodmarton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow situated on a low ridge in Inlands
Plantation, in an area of the Cotswold Hills.
The barrow, which has a mound composed of small stones, has dimensions of 22m
from east-west and 15m from north-south and is c.1m high. Its surface has an
uneven appearance as a result of quarrying by badgers. Surrounding the
barrow mound is a ditch from which material was quarried during the
construction of the monument. This has become infilled over the years, but
survives as a buried feature c.2m wide.
Excluded from the scheduling are all fence posts relating to the field
boundaries, although the underlying ground is included.

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 in Inlands Plantation survives comparatively well despite
quarrying by badgers over many years, and will contain archaeological and
environmental evidence relating to the monument and the landscape in which it
was constructed.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Books and journals
O`Neil, H E, Grinsell, L V, 'Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Arch Society' in Gloucestershire Barrows, , Vol. 179, (1959), 128

Source: Historic England

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