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Bowl barrow 550m north west of Cogden Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Burton Bradstock, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6997 / 50°41'59"N

Longitude: -2.7074 / 2°42'26"W

OS Eastings: 350137.449278

OS Northings: 89137.207884

OS Grid: SY501891

Mapcode National: GBR PQ.TDST

Mapcode Global: FRA 5767.C1J

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 550m north west of Cogden Farm

Scheduled Date: 19 December 1958

Last Amended: 29 April 1998

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1018201

English Heritage Legacy ID: 29600

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Burton Bradstock

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Burton Bradstock and Chilcombe St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury


The monument includes a bowl barrow on an east facing slope 550m north west of
Cogden Farm.
The barrow has a flat-topped mound up to 15m in diameter and up to 1.5m high.
Surrounding the mound is a quarry ditch from which material used in its
construction was derived. This has become infilled over the years but will
survive as a buried feature about 2m wide.
The barrow is surrounded by later linear earthworks and field banks which
avoid and enclose it. The date and nature of these earthworks are not fully
understood and consequently they are not included in this 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 bowl barrow 550m north west of Cogden Farm is a well preserved example of
its class and will contain archaeological remains providing information about
Bronze Age beliefs, economy and environment.

Source: Historic England


CPE/UK/1824/4295-4296, RAF, (1946)

Source: Historic England

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