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Bowl barrow 700m north-west of Nodmoor Corner

A Scheduled Monument in Chaddleworth, West Berkshire

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Latitude: 51.4853 / 51°29'6"N

Longitude: -1.3984 / 1°23'54"W

OS Eastings: 441869.691149

OS Northings: 176429.332857

OS Grid: SU418764

Mapcode National: GBR 80Q.THR

Mapcode Global: VHC1G.QX2R

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 700m north-west of Nodmoor Corner

Scheduled Date: 16 December 1977

Last Amended: 30 August 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1013053

English Heritage Legacy ID: 12056

County: West Berkshire

Civil Parish: Chaddleworth

Built-Up Area: Depot, nr Great Shefford

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Chaddleworth

Church of England Diocese: Oxford


The monument includes a bowl barrow 700m north-west of Nodmoor Corner. The
monument survives as an earthwork in a thin belt of woodland. It has a
diameter of 22m and survives to a height of 1.6m. There is no trace of a
ditch. The mound is undisturbed except for a slight indentation crossing it
from east to west, caused by the former line of a footpath which now skirts
the north side of the mound.

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

Source: Historic England

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