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Bowl barrow 450m north-east of Shingleton Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Eastry, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2289 / 51°13'43"N

Longitude: 1.2807 / 1°16'50"E

OS Eastings: 629147.279702

OS Northings: 152855.991173

OS Grid: TR291528

Mapcode National: GBR W08.SQL

Mapcode Global: VHLGY.4CXT

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 450m north-east of Shingleton Farm

Scheduled Date: 25 February 1955

Last Amended: 31 July 1991

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1012267

English Heritage Legacy ID: 12835

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Eastry

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent


The monument includes a bowl barrow which comprises an earthen mound
encircled by a now-infilled quarry ditch. The mound measures 26m across and
still stands to 0.8m in height. It has been spread by agricultural
activities, infilling the surrounding ditch in the process. As a result, the
ditch is no longer visible on the surface. It is, however, still visible
when viewed from the air because of differential crop growth.

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

Although the barrow has been spread by agricultural activity, it survives
sufficiently well to ensure the preservation of the old ground surface
beneath it and any burials placed on or below ground level. The monument
therefore retains significant archaeological potential for evidence of the
nature and duration of its use and of the environment in which it was

Source: Historic England


Darvill, T, Monument Class Description - Bowl barrows, 1988,
TR 25 NE,

Source: Historic England

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