Barrow S of Three-Cornered Plantation
- Heritage Category:
- Scheduled Monument
- List Entry Number:
- Date first listed:
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
- West Dorset (District Authority)
- Bradford Peverell
- National Grid Reference:
- SY 64914 90957
Bowl barrow 460m east of Bradford Down 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 significant reduction in the height of the mound through cultivation the bowl barrow 460m east of Bradford Down Farm will retain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to its construction, longevity, territorial significance, social organisation, funerary and ritual practices and overall landscape context.
This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 12 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 situated on the upper north east facing slopes of Bradford Down at the head of a dry valley leading towards the River Frome. The barrow survives as a low circular mound of approximately 13m in diameter and 0.1m high surrounded by a buried quarry ditch from which the construction material was derived.
The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.
- Legacy System number:
- DO 350
- Legacy System:
- RSM - OCN
PastScape Monument No:-453776
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.
End of official listing