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Bowl barrow on Brock Hill, 550m west of Lasborough Cottage

A Scheduled Monument in Kingscote, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6416 / 51°38'29"N

Longitude: -2.2752 / 2°16'30"W

OS Eastings: 381050.420254

OS Northings: 193678.324867

OS Grid: ST810936

Mapcode National: GBR 0MJ.1KQ

Mapcode Global: VH959.JZ1Y

Entry Name: Bowl barrow on Brock Hill, 550m west of Lasborough Cottage

Scheduled Date: 19 January 1949

Last Amended: 23 June 1994

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1008795

English Heritage Legacy ID: 22896

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

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow situated on gently sloping ground
overlooking a dry valley in an area of the Cotswold Hills.
The barrow has a mound composed of small stones; it has a maximum diameter of
25m and is c.1m high. On the surface of the mound are stone slabs and partial
excavations in 1960 suggested that these might relate to 18th century re-
working of the monument.
The mound is surrounded by 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.
The barrow is one of a group of similar monuments known in the locality.

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 on Brock Hill, 550m west of Lasborough Cottage survives well
and is known from partial excavation to contain archaeological and
environmental evidence relating to the monument and the landscape in which it
was constructed.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Other
Mention of various interpretations,

Source: Historic England

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