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Bowl barrow on Brock Hill, 400m south west of Lasborough Cottage

A Scheduled Monument in Kingscote, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.6412 / 51°38'28"N

Longitude: -2.2729 / 2°16'22"W

OS Eastings: 381211.449344

OS Northings: 193631.342691

OS Grid: ST812936

Mapcode National: GBR 0MJ.25T

Mapcode Global: VH95H.K08Q

Entry Name: Bowl barrow on Brock Hill, 400m south west of Lasborough Cottage

Scheduled Date: 19 January 1949

Last Amended: 23 June 1994

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1008794

English Heritage Legacy ID: 22895

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Kingscote

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Newington Bagpath with Kingscote

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester


The monument includes a bowl barrow situated below the crest of Brock Hill
overlooking a dry valley to the east, in an area of the Cotswold Hills.
The barrow has a mound composed of small stones; it has a maximum diameter of
20m and is c.0.75m high. There are three larger stones projecting from the
mound and these are likely to relate to a burial chamber. The mound is
surrounded by a ditch from which material was quarried during the construction
of the mound. This has become infilled over the years, but survives as a
buried feature c.2m wide.
The barrow is one of a group of similar monuments known in the locality.

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

The bowl barrow on Brock Hill, 400m south west of Lasborough Cottage survives
well and will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to
the monument and the landscape in which it was constructed.

Source: Historic England


Books and journals
O`Neil, H E, Grinsell, L V, 'Proc of Bristol and Gloucestershire Arch Soc' in Gloucestershire Barrows, , Vol. 179, (1959), 120
Mention of interpretation of long bar,

Source: Historic England

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