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Bowl barrow on Leziate Heath, 300m west of Leziate Drove

A Scheduled Monument in Leziate, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.7507 / 52°45'2"N

Longitude: 0.5051 / 0°30'18"E

OS Eastings: 569171.436057

OS Northings: 319946.421854

OS Grid: TF691199

Mapcode National: GBR P56.GJ7

Mapcode Global: WHKQD.Q4Q3

Entry Name: Bowl barrow on Leziate Heath, 300m west of Leziate Drove

Scheduled Date: 23 February 1978

Last Amended: 27 January 1995

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1010567

English Heritage Legacy ID: 21354

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Leziate

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk


The monument includes a bowl barrow located on level ground on the south side
of a slight east-west ridge on an area of former heathland. The barrow is
visible as an earthen mound standing to a height of c.2m and covering a
roughly circular area c.32m in diameter. It is thought that the mound is
encircled by a ditch which was dug during the construction of the barrow. This
has become infilled and is no longer visible on the surface, but will survive
as a buried feature.

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 300m west of Leziate Drove survives well and will retain
archaeological information concerning the construction of the barrow and the
manner and duration of its use. Evidence for the local environment at that
time will also be preserved in soils buried beneath the mound.

Source: Historic England

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