Bowl barrow185m WSW of Higher Skippet Farm

Overview

Heritage Category:
Scheduled Monument
List Entry Number:
1002819
Date first listed:
03-Nov-1958
Location Description:
Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Map

Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow185m WSW of Higher Skippet Farm
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Location

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

Location Description:
Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.
County:
Dorset
District:
West Dorset (District Authority)
Parish:
Bradford Peverell
National Grid Reference:
SY 63678 91343

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 185m WSW of Higher Skippet Farm will retain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to its construction, longevity, territorial significance, social organisation, funerary and ritual practices and overall landscape context.

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow, situated on the eastern slopes of the prominent Knowle Hill. The barrow survives as a circular mound of up to 14m in diameter and 0.3m high. It is surrounded by a buried quarry ditch, from which its construction material was derived.

Sources: HER:- PastScape Monument No:-453752

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
DO 361
Legacy System:
RSM - OCN

Legal

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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

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