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Bowl barrow on Pond Eweleaze 500m north east of Dole's Ash Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Piddletrenthide, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8043 / 50°48'15"N

Longitude: -2.3904 / 2°23'25"W

OS Eastings: 372585.677752

OS Northings: 100594.837085

OS Grid: ST725005

Mapcode National: GBR 0YF.GGW

Mapcode Global: FRA 56WZ.2JT

Entry Name: Bowl barrow on Pond Eweleaze 500m north east of Dole's Ash Farm

Scheduled Date: 9 December 1960

Last Amended: 18 November 1996

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1015035

English Heritage Legacy ID: 27435

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Piddletrenthide

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Piddletrenthide

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow on Pond Eweleaze 500m north east of Dole's
Ash Farm, situated on an east facing slope below the crest of a hill.
The barrow has a mound which is 12m in diameter and c.0.5m high. Surrounding
the mound is a quarry ditch from which material was excavated during its
construction. This has become infilled over the years but survives as a
buried feature c.2m wide.

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.

The bowl barrow 500m north east of Dole's Ash Farm, although reduced in height
by ploughing, will contain archaeological remains including information about
Bronze Age burial practices, economy and environment.

Source: Historic England

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