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Bowl barrow 800m south-east of Ogbourne St Andrew Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Ogbourne St. Andrew, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.4459 / 51°26'45"N

Longitude: -1.7173 / 1°43'2"W

OS Eastings: 419744.290587

OS Northings: 171916.924986

OS Grid: SU197719

Mapcode National: GBR 4WW.BN9

Mapcode Global: VHC1H.6X0G

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 800m south-east of Ogbourne St Andrew Farm

Scheduled Date: 8 August 1957

Last Amended: 31 July 1991

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1012296

English Heritage Legacy ID: 12224

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Ogbourne St. Andrew

Built-Up Area: Ogbourne St Andrew

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire


The monument includes a bowl barrow set on the crest of a ridge running
north-south 800m from the River Og. The barrow mound is 19m in diameter and
stands to a height of 1.5m. A trench orientated north-east/south-west
across the centre of the mound suggests the site has been partially
excavated, probably in the late 19th century. A ditch, from which material
was quarried during construction of the monument, surrounds the barrow
mound. This is no longer visible on the surface 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

Despite partial excavation of the Ogbourne St.Andrew Farm barrow mound and
cultivation of the area of the ditches, much of the monument, including the
ditches and the old ground surface, remains intact and survives comparatively
well. It therefore has significant potential for the recovery of
archaeological remains.

Source: Historic England

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