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Bowl barrow: one of four round barrows on Hare Warren

A Scheduled Monument in Tidworth, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.223 / 51°13'22"N

Longitude: -1.6905 / 1°41'25"W

OS Eastings: 421707.997955

OS Northings: 147132.645101

OS Grid: SU217471

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZM.CDF

Mapcode Global: VHC2N.NJ4B

Entry Name: Bowl barrow: one of four round barrows on Hare Warren

Scheduled Date: 16 March 1966

Last Amended: 3 January 1997

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1015416

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10199

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Tidworth

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: TidworthHoly Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow with an overall diameter of c.25m. It
overlies the course of the `Devil's Ditch' Late Bronze Age or Iron Age
earthwork.

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. Their considerable variation
of form and longevity as a monument type provide important information on the
variety of beliefs and social organisation amongst early prehistoric
communities. They are particularly representative of their period and a
substantial proportion of surviving examples are considered worthy of
protection.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Other
Trust for Wessex Archaeology, (1987)
Wiltshire Library & Museum Service, (1987)

Source: Historic England

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