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Bowl barrow 800m north east of the Manor House

A Scheduled Monument in Hagworthingham, Lincolnshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1977 / 53°11'51"N

Longitude: 0.0129 / 0°0'46"E

OS Eastings: 534558.163797

OS Northings: 368623.594819

OS Grid: TF345686

Mapcode National: GBR JST.J30

Mapcode Global: WHHKL.5WCG

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 800m north east of the Manor House

Scheduled Date: 9 November 1964

Last Amended: 8 July 1997

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1015768

English Heritage Legacy ID: 27905

County: Lincolnshire

Civil Parish: Hagworthingham

Built-Up Area: Hagworthingham

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Lusby St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

Details

The monument includes a Bronze Age bowl barrow situated on the edge of a broad
plateau above and to the west of the springline within Snipe Dales. The
substantial earthwork mound is roughly circular, measuring between 20m and 28m
in diameter, and standing to a height of some 2m. The gently rounded profile
of the mound is interrupted at the summit by a large circular depression.
There is no evidence to suggest that the mound has been excavated and this
depression is more likely to be associated with the siting of a former
windmill.
The barrow mound would have been constructed from material quarried from an
encircling ditch. Although no trace of the ditch is now visible this will
survive as an infilled feature beneath the present ground surface.

MAP EXTRACT
The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract.
It includes a 5 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 800m north east of the Manor House survives as a substantial
earthwork which is a prominent landscape feature clearly visible from the
adjacent highway. The barrow mound, which is largely intact, together with
the fills of the buried ditch, will contain valuable evidence, including
funerary remains, relating to the monument's construction and period of use
together with insights into the ritual beliefs of its builders. Environmental
deposits retained in both these features may illustrate the nature of the
landscape in which the barrow was set.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Other
discussion with tenant, Enderby, S, Putative pond adjacent to barrow, (1996)
discussion with tenant, Enderby, S, Putative pond adjacent to mound, (1996)
Old County Scheduling, Mound North of village of Lusby: AM7,

Source: Historic England

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