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Two bowl barrows immediately south of Bayard Dairy

List Entry Summary

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Two bowl barrows immediately south of Bayard Dairy

List entry Number: 1002754

Location

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The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Dorset

District: Weymouth and Portland

District Type: District Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 09-Aug-1957

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: RSM - OCN

UID: DO 224

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

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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 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 some erosion, the two bowl barrows immediately south of Bayard Dairy survive comparatively well and will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to their construction, relative chronologies, territorial significance, social organisation, ritual and funerary practices and overall landscape context.

History

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Details

The monument, which falls into two areas of protection, includes two bowl barrows situated on the prominent and steeply sloping Bayard Hill, overlooking the valley of the River Wey. The barrows survive as circular mounds surrounded by buried quarry ditches, from which the construction material was derived. The eastern barrow mound measures up to 13.5m in diameter and 2.4m high. It has an irregular profile with several hollows and has been partially cut by a track. The western mound is up to 18m in diameter and 3.2m high.



Sources: HER:- PastScape Monument No:-452039

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National Grid Reference: SY 66409 85349, SY 66481 85368

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