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Bowl barrow 150m west of Further Plantation: part of Foxholes Brow round barrow cemetery

A Scheduled Monument in Old Town, East Sussex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7838 / 50°47'1"N

Longitude: 0.2405 / 0°14'25"E

OS Eastings: 558038.069674

OS Northings: 100635.916787

OS Grid: TQ580006

Mapcode National: GBR MV0.TXD

Mapcode Global: FRA C7D0.MJZ

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 150m west of Further Plantation: part of Foxholes Brow round barrow cemetery

Scheduled Date: 1 December 1992

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009509

English Heritage Legacy ID: 20169

County: East Sussex

Electoral Ward/Division: Old Town

Built-Up Area: Eastbourne

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Willingdon St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow, one of a group of five bowl barrows
forming a linear round barrow cemetery running NNW-SSE along the crest of a
chalkland ridge. The barrow comprises a mound 15m in diameter and 0.2m high
surrounded by a ditch from which material was quarried during the construction
of the monument. This has become partially infilled over the years and is now
only visible as a slight 2m wide depression to the east of the mound, the rest
of the ditch surviving as a buried feature.

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

Round barrow cemeteries date to the Bronze Age (c.2000-700 BC). They comprise
closely-spaced groups of up to 30 round barrows - rubble or earthen mounds
covering single or multiple burials. Most cemeteries developed over a
considerable period of time, often many centuries, and in some cases acted as
a focus for burials as late as the early medieval period. They exhibit
considerable diversity of burial rite, plan and form, frequently including
several different types of round barrow, occasionally associated with earlier
long barrows. Where large scale investigation has been undertaken around them,
contemporary or later "flat" burials between the barrow mounds have often been
revealed. Round barrow cemeteries occur across most of lowland Britain, with a
marked concentration in Wessex. In some cases, they are clustered around other
important contemporary monuments such as henges. Often occupying prominent
locations, they are a major historic element in the modern landscape, whilst
their diversity and their longevity as a monument type provide important
information on the variety of beliefs and social organisation amongst early
prehistoric communities. They are particularly representative of their period
and a substantial proportion of surviving or partly-surviving examples are
considered worthy of protection.

The bowl barrow 150m west of Further Plantation survives comparatively well
within a nationally important round barrow cemetery and as such contains both
archaeological and environmental evidence relating to the monument and the
landscape in which it was constructed.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Books and journals
Grinsell, L V, 'Sussex Archaeological Collections' in Sussex Barrows (Volume 75), , Vol. 75, (1934), 274

Source: Historic England

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