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Bowl barrow 150m north-west of Pipers Green Stud

A Scheduled Monument in Foxhills, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.3724 / 51°22'20"N

Longitude: -0.5774 / 0°34'38"W

OS Eastings: 499119.431006

OS Northings: 164665.920811

OS Grid: SU991646

Mapcode National: GBR F9S.YN1

Mapcode Global: VHFTV.YR3S

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 150m north-west of Pipers Green Stud

Scheduled Date: 8 March 1963

Last Amended: 27 November 1992

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1008887

English Heritage Legacy ID: 20145

County: Surrey

Electoral Ward/Division: Foxhills

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Lyne and Longrcross

Church of England Diocese: Guildford


The monument includes a bowl barrow situated on a rise in the Bagshot Sands.
The barrow mound is 30m in diameter and 1.8m high and surrounded by a
well preserved ditch, 0.8m deep and between 4m and 5m wide, from which
material was quarried during the construction of the monument. Beyond the
ditch are the remains of an outer bank, in places surviving to a width of 3m
with a height of up to 0.2m.

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

Despite some damage caused by animal burrowing, the bowl barrow 150m north-
west of Pipers Green Stud survives well and contains archaeological remains
and environmental information relating to the monument and the landscape in
which it was constructed.

Source: Historic England


Books and journals
Grinsell, L V, 'Surrey Archaeological Collections' in An Analysis And List Of Surrey Barrows, , Vol. 42, (1934), 37
Fry, S (SCC Ranger), Bowl barrow 150m NW of Pipers Green Stud, (1991)

Source: Historic England

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