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Bowl barrow 90m west of Tyting Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Holy Trinity, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.2273 / 51°13'38"N

Longitude: -0.5388 / 0°32'19"W

OS Eastings: 502129.708

OS Northings: 148580.836473

OS Grid: TQ021485

Mapcode National: GBR GDX.W2H

Mapcode Global: VHFVN.MF10

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 90m west of Tyting Farm

Scheduled Date: 30 November 1925

Last Amended: 22 September 1992

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009480

English Heritage Legacy ID: 20146

County: Surrey

Electoral Ward/Division: Holy Trinity

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey


The monument includes a bowl barrow, situated on a rise in the Lower
Greensand, with a mound 13m in diameter and 0.7m high. This is surrounded
by a ditch from which material was quarried during the construction of the
monument. It is visible to the south of the mound as a slight hollow 2m wide,
although the majority survives as a buried feature, having become infilled
over the years.

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 90m west of Tyting Farm survives well and contains
archaeological remains and environmental information relating both 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), 56

Source: Historic England

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