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Bowl barrow 180m north east of Foxcombe House

A Scheduled Monument in Harting, West Sussex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9631 / 50°57'47"N

Longitude: -0.9011 / 0°54'3"W

OS Eastings: 477269.579705

OS Northings: 118760.347257

OS Grid: SU772187

Mapcode National: GBR CCR.F0W

Mapcode Global: FRA 960K.LS7

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 180m north east of Foxcombe House

Scheduled Date: 4 February 1999

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1017070

English Heritage Legacy ID: 32244

County: West Sussex

Civil Parish: Harting

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Harting St Mary and St Gabriel

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

Details

The monument includes a large bowl barrow situated on a chalk ridge which
forms part of the Sussex Downs. The barrow has a roughly circular mound,
around 38m in diameter and 1.8m high. This is surrounded by a ditch from which
material used to construct the barrow was excavated. The ditch has become
infilled over the years, but survives as a buried feature around 3m wide.

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 180m north east of Foxcombe House survives well and will
contain archaeological deposits and environmental evidence relating to its
construction and use.

Source: Historic England

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