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Bowl barrow 240m north east of Martin's Farm Bungalow

A Scheduled Monument in Woodlands, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8796 / 50°52'46"N

Longitude: -1.9084 / 1°54'30"W

OS Eastings: 406539.218834

OS Northings: 108903.315562

OS Grid: SU065089

Mapcode National: GBR 422.Y19

Mapcode Global: FRA 66WS.4BR

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 240m north east of Martin's Farm Bungalow

Scheduled Date: 12 July 1961

Last Amended: 7 April 1997

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1015787

English Heritage Legacy ID: 27473

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Woodlands

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Woodlands The Ascension

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow 240m north east of Martin's Farm Bungalow.
The mound is 13.5m in diameter and c.1m 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 2m wide.
All fence posts, the barn and the track surface are excluded from the
scheduling although the ground beneath these features is included.

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 240m north east of Martin's Farm Bungalow will contain
archaeological remains providing information about Bronze Age burial
practices, economy and environment.

Source: Historic England

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