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Tadnoll Barrow

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: Tadnoll Barrow

List entry Number: 1003223

Location

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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Crossways

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 14-Aug-1958

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

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

UID: DO 332

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Monument

Bowl barrow and tree ring enclosure known as Tadnoll Barrow 670m SSE of Coombe Valley 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 having been cut by a road and re-used within a tree ring the bowl barrow and tree ring enclosure known as Tadnoll Barrow 670m SSE of Coombe Valley Farm survive comparatively well and will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to their construction, longevity, territorial significance, social organisation, funerary and ritual practices, re-use and overall landscape context.

History

See Details.

Details

This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 7 January 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 and tree ring enclosure situated on a slight knoll in an area of heath land overlooking a tributary to the River Frome. The barrow survives as a circular mound of up to 20m in diameter and 1.6m high surrounded by a buried quarry ditch from which the construction material was derived. Beyond this is a bank of up to 4.5m wide and 0.5m high with an outer ditch of 2m wide and 0.3m deep interpreted as a tree ring enclosure. The eastern sides of the barrow and tree ring enclosure have been cut by a road. Both features are crossed by a parish boundary between Owermoigne and Moreton.

Selected Sources

Other
PastScape Monument No:-453888

National Grid Reference: SY 79126 87472

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