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Bowl barrow on Tinker's Walks, 950m WSW of Eastwoodlodge Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Walberswick, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3143 / 52°18'51"N

Longitude: 1.6225 / 1°37'20"E

OS Eastings: 647003.101566

OS Northings: 274640.374763

OS Grid: TM470746

Mapcode National: GBR YX1.WJ3

Mapcode Global: VHM7C.23L7

Entry Name: Bowl barrow on Tinker's Walks, 950m WSW of Eastwoodlodge Farm

Scheduled Date: 19 March 1970

Last Amended: 14 September 1993

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1011382

English Heritage Legacy ID: 21279

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Walberswick

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Walberswick St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich


The monument includes a bowl barrow situated on heathland, beside a road, the
B1387, which clips it on the north-west side. It is visible as an earthen
mound standing to a height of 0.65m and covering a sub-circular area with a
maximum diameter of 38m on a north-east to south-west axis.

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 greater part of the barrow 950m west-south-west of Eastwoodlodge Farm
survives well and retains important archaeological information. Evidence
concerning the construction of the barrow, the manner and duration of its use,
and also the local environment, at and prior to the time of its construction,
will be preserved in the mound and in the soils buried beneath it. The
importance of the monument is enhanced by its proximity to another barrow
which lies 225m to the north-east.

Source: Historic England

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