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Bowl barrow 180m south west of Glyndebourne Pit

A Scheduled Monument in Glynde, East Sussex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8716 / 50°52'17"N

Longitude: 0.0539 / 0°3'13"E

OS Eastings: 544611.210321

OS Northings: 110016.095

OS Grid: TQ446100

Mapcode National: GBR LRG.8FM

Mapcode Global: FRA C60S.SYQ

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 180m south west of Glyndebourne Pit

Scheduled Date: 30 January 1967

Last Amended: 21 June 1995

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1013355

English Heritage Legacy ID: 12879

County: East Sussex

Civil Parish: Glynde

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Glynde St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow which comprises a mound and a surrounding
ditch. The mound measures 11m across and stands to a height of some 1m. The
surrounding ditch is no longer visible on the surface but survives beneath the
ploughsoil around the foot of the original edge of the mound.
The diameter of the mound and ditch together is 17m.

MAP EXTRACT
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
protection.

Despite the damage to the barrow mound caused by agricultural activities, the
monument south west of Glyndebourne Pit retains significant archaeological
potential for the recovery of evidence of the nature and duration of its use
and of the environment in which it was constructed.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Other
Darvill, T, Monument Class Description - Bowl barrows, 1988,

Source: Historic England

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