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Bowl barrow 230m north east of Great Strode House

A Scheduled Monument in Netherbury, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7878 / 50°47'15"N

Longitude: -2.7704 / 2°46'13"W

OS Eastings: 345791.538174

OS Northings: 98970.841093

OS Grid: SY457989

Mapcode National: GBR MH.ZMY5

Mapcode Global: FRA 5720.BJ9

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 230m north east of Great Strode House

Scheduled Date: 29 June 1960

Last Amended: 22 December 1997

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1016372

English Heritage Legacy ID: 29577

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Netherbury

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Salway Ash Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow located at the top of a hill 230m north
east of Great Strode House.
The barrow has a mound, reduced in size by ploughing but previously recorded
as having a diameter of 20m, surviving to a height of approximately 1m.
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 about 3m wide.
All fence posts 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 230m north east of Great Strode House is a comparatively 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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