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Bowl barrow on Charlton Down, 250m south of Goodwood racecourse

A Scheduled Monument in Singleton, West Sussex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8907 / 50°53'26"N

Longitude: -0.7403 / 0°44'25"W

OS Eastings: 488693.592814

OS Northings: 110890.425368

OS Grid: SU886108

Mapcode National: GBR DG7.5M3

Mapcode Global: FRA 96BR.9DK

Entry Name: Bowl barrow on Charlton Down, 250m south of Goodwood racecourse

Scheduled Date: 4 June 1992

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1010141

English Heritage Legacy ID: 20073

County: West Sussex

Civil Parish: Singleton

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: East Dean, Singleton and West Dean

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow set on the crest of a chalk ridge at the
north edge of the South Downs. The barrow mound has a diameter of 11m and
stands to a height of 0.5m. Surrounding the mound is a ditch from which
material was quarried during the construction of the monument. This has
become infilled over the years and now survives as a buried feature c.2m wide.

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.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Other
Ordnance Survey, SU81SE16C, (1970)

Source: Historic England

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