Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Two bowl barrows on Lord's Down 580m south east of Crawthorne Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Dewlish, Dorset

We don't have any photos of this monument yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.


Latitude: 50.7662 / 50°45'58"N

Longitude: -2.3139 / 2°18'50"W

OS Eastings: 377955.62625

OS Northings: 96337.809244

OS Grid: SY779963

Mapcode National: GBR 0YX.XFH

Mapcode Global: FRA 6712.2C8

Entry Name: Two bowl barrows on Lord's Down 580m south east of Crawthorne Farm

Scheduled Date: 17 July 1961

Last Amended: 7 August 2001

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1017277

English Heritage Legacy ID: 33533

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Dewlish

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Puddletown with Athelhampton and Burleston St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury


The monument includes two bowl barrows, aligned east-west, forming part of a
dispersed group of barrows on Lord's Down, the remainder of which are the
subject of separate schedulings. About 15m apart, they lie on a low rise at
the base of a north facing slope. The eastern barrow has a mound 30m in
diameter and 1m high while the western barrow has a mound 35m in diameter and
0.75m high. Surrounding each mound is a quarry ditch from which material was
derived for its construction and which have become infilled over the years,
but will survive as buried features about 3m wide. The barrows lie within an
extensive area of later prehistoric field system which has been reduced in
height by ploughing; the fragmentary surviving remains are not included in
the scheduling.

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

The two bowl barrows on Lord's Down 580m south east of Crawthorne Farm will
contain archaeological deposits containing evidence about Bronze Age burial
practices, society and the contemporary environment.

Source: Historic England

Other nearby scheduled monuments is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself. is a Good Stuff website.