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Two bowl barrows 165m west of Veiny Cheese Pond

A Scheduled Monument in Tarrant Hinton, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9044 / 50°54'15"N

Longitude: -2.0548 / 2°3'17"W

OS Eastings: 396243.366314

OS Northings: 111662.983412

OS Grid: ST962116

Mapcode National: GBR 30C.9B0

Mapcode Global: FRA 66LQ.79Y

Entry Name: Two bowl barrows 165m west of Veiny Cheese Pond

Scheduled Date: 3 July 1997

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1015785

English Heritage Legacy ID: 27471

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Tarrant Hinton

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Witchampton, Stanbridge and Long Crichel with More Crichel

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

The monument includes two bowl barrows on a south east facing slope, 165m west
of Veiny Cheese Pond, part of a dispersed group of barrows scattered on
the western side of the Crichel Valley.
The northern barrow has a mound c.25m in diameter and 0.3m high. The second
barrow, c.55m to the south east, has a mound 27m diameter and 0.3m high.
Surrounding each mound is a quarry ditch from which material was excavated
during their construction. These have become infilled over the years but
survive as buried features c.3m wide.
An additional barrow 80m to the north west is the subject of a separate
scheduling.

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 barrows 165m west of Veiny Cheese Farm, despite being reduced in
height by ploughing, form part of a dispersed group, and will contain
archaeological remains providing information about Bronze Age burial
practices, economy and environment.

Source: Historic England

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