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Bowl barrow 90m north east of Monmouth's Ash Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Horton, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8649 / 50°51'53"N

Longitude: -1.9113 / 1°54'40"W

OS Eastings: 406335.500969

OS Northings: 107273.246421

OS Grid: SU063072

Mapcode National: GBR 428.PL5

Mapcode Global: FRA 66WT.963

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 90m north east of Monmouth's Ash Farm

Scheduled Date: 21 June 1973

Last Amended: 6 August 1997

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1016094

English Heritage Legacy ID: 29566

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Horton

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, on the parish boundary between Horton and
Woodlands, 90m north east of Monmouth's Ash Farm. The barrow has a flat-topped
mound, 18m in diameter and 1.5m high, surrounded by a quarry ditch, 2m wide,
from which material was excavated during its construction. This is possibly
one of the barrows on Horton Heath from which urns were recovered although
there is no positive sign of excavation.

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 90m north east of Monmouth's Ash Farm is a well preserved
example of its class and will contain archaeological remains providing
information about Bronze Age burial practices, economy and environment.

Source: Historic England

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