Bowl Barrow on Peacehaven Heights, 242m south-west of Warren Court

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1002281

Date first listed: 08-Sep-1961

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Map

Ordnance survey map of Bowl Barrow on Peacehaven Heights, 242m south-west of Warren Court
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Location

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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: East Sussex

District: Lewes (District Authority)

Parish: Peacehaven

National Grid Reference: TQ 43103 00184

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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 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. Despite suffering some erosion the bowl barrow on Peacehaven Heights survives well and will contain both archaeological and environmental information relating to the barrow and the landscape in which it was constructed.

History

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Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow situated close to the cliff edge above Friars Bay near Newhaven. It survives as a circular mound measuring 14m in diameter and up to 1.25m high with an irregular surface. The surrounding quarry ditch from which material to construct the mound was derived, survives as a buried feature. The outline of a former excavation trench is visible in the surface of the barrow.

Sources: NMR TQ40SW18. PastScape 406289.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: ES 207

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

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