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Bowl barrow 100m SSW of Barnett's Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Lodsworth, West Sussex

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Latitude: 50.9624 / 50°57'44"N

Longitude: -0.6606 / 0°39'38"W

OS Eastings: 494159.687002

OS Northings: 118960.556522

OS Grid: SU941189

Mapcode National: GBR FGQ.MT8

Mapcode Global: FRA 96HK.QGP

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 100m SSW of Barnett's Farm

Scheduled Date: 24 April 1979

Last Amended: 11 January 1993

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009106

English Heritage Legacy ID: 20054

County: West Sussex

Civil Parish: Lodsworth

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Graffham St Giles with Woolavington St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chichester


The monument includes a bowl barrow situated on a rise in the Greensand 2.5km
to the north of the South Downs. The barrow mound is visible as an earthwork
20m in diameter and 1.1m high. Surrounding this is a ditch from which
material was quarried during the construction of the monument. This has since
become infilled and now survives as a buried feature c.3m wide.
Excluded from the scheduling is the fence which crosses the mound from
north to south although the ground beneath it is included.

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 slight damage on the north-east side of the mound caused by ploughing,
the bowl barrow 100m SSW of Barnett's Farm survives well and contains
archaeological remains and environmental evidence relating to the landscape in
which the monument was constructed.

Source: Historic England


Books and journals
Holden, E W, 'Sussex Archaeological Collections' in Sussex Archaeological Collections: Volume 117, , Vol. 117, (1979), 221
Aldsworth, F G, SU91NW50 MR Card, (1978)

Source: Historic England

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