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Bowl barrow 750m north east of Hans Hill Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Sezincote, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9746 / 51°58'28"N

Longitude: -1.7634 / 1°45'48"W

OS Eastings: 416346.691833

OS Northings: 230707.943361

OS Grid: SP163307

Mapcode National: GBR 4PF.4ZK

Mapcode Global: VHB1H.DM3M

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 750m north east of Hans Hill Farm

Scheduled Date: 25 February 1948

Last Amended: 23 April 1998

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1018154

English Heritage Legacy ID: 28859

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Sezincote

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Longborough with Sezincote

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow just below the crest of the southern spur
of a hilltop in the Cotswolds.
The barrow has a mound which measures 35m east-west, 30m north-south and is
about 0.6m high. Surrounding the mound is a ditch from which material was
excavated during the construction of the barrow. This can no longer be seen at
ground level, but survives as a buried feature about 3m wide. The barrow mound
is spread by ploughing. There is no evidence that the barrow has been
excavated in the past.

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.

Despite having been spread by the plough, the bowl barrow 750m north east of
Hans Hill Farm survives reasonably well and will contain archaeological
information and environmental evidence relating to the barrow and the
landscape in which it was constructed.

Source: Historic England

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