Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Bowl barrow 300m east of Ivy House Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Fyfield, Wiltshire

We don't have any photos of this monument yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.


Latitude: 51.4198 / 51°25'11"N

Longitude: -1.7794 / 1°46'45"W

OS Eastings: 415434.11086

OS Northings: 169002.17613

OS Grid: SU154690

Mapcode National: GBR 4X0.T3F

Mapcode Global: VHB46.3KNX

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 300m east of Ivy House Farm

Scheduled Date: 30 January 1957

Last Amended: 2 August 1991

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1012294

English Heritage Legacy ID: 12225

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Fyfield

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire


The monument includes a bowl barrow, surviving as a low earthwork, set
just below the crest of a south-facing slope some 100m north of the River
Kennet. The barrow mound is 30m in diameter and stands to a height of 0.4m.
A ditch, from which material was quarried during the construction of the
monument, surrounds the mound. This is no longer visible at ground level but
survives as a buried feature c.3m wide.

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

There is no evidence for formal excavation of the Ivy House Farm barrow
mound and, despite cultivation of the site, much of the monument remains
intact, surviving as a low earthwork. It therefore has significant
potential for the recovery of archaeological remains.

Source: Historic England

Other nearby scheduled monuments is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself. is a Good Stuff website.