Round barrow SW of Wolfeton Clump

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1002452

Date first listed: 23-Jan-1962

Map

Ordnance survey map of Round barrow SW of Wolfeton Clump
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Location

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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset (District Authority)

Parish: Charminster

National Grid Reference: SY 69445 94973

Summary

Bowl barrow 1050m south east of Roman Road Farm.

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 superficially similar, although differing widely in size, they exhibit regional variations in form and a diversity of burial practices. 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 reduction in the height of the mound through cultivation the bowl barrow 1050m south east of Roman Road Farm will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to its construction, longevity, territorial significance, social organisation, funerary and ritual practices and overall landscape context.

Details

This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 15 February 2016. This record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records.

This monument includes a bowl barrow situated on the upper south facing slopes of a prominent ridge overlooking a dry valley. The barrow survives as a circular mound measuring up to 13.5m in diameter and 0.4m high surrounded by the buried quarry ditch from which the construction material was derived.

Further archaeological remains survive in the vicinity some are scheduled separately but others are not included because they have not been formally assessed.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: DO 658

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

End of official listing