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Bowl barrow 230m north east of School House

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: Bowl barrow 230m north east of School House

List entry Number: 1003839

Location

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

County: Devon

District: North Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Countisbury

National Park: EXMOOR

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 10-Nov-1950

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: RSM - OCN

UID: DV 244

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 reduction in the height of the mound though partial excavation and some cultivation the bowl barrow to the north east of School House survives comparatively well and it will contain important archaeological and environmental evidence relating to its construction, use and landscape context.

History

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Details

This monument includes a bowl barrow situated on the eastern side of Kipscombe Hill overlooking the valley of a tributary to the East Lyn River. The barrow survives as circular mound measuring up to 14m in diameter and 1.2m high. The surrounding quarry ditch from which material to construct the mound was derived survives as a partially buried feature up to 1.3m wide and 0.2m deep. There is an excavation hollow on the summit of the mound which is likely to mark the position of antiquarian investigation of the barrow although no details are known.

Sources: NMR:-SS74NE8 PastScape Monument No:-35124

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National Grid Reference: SS 77119 49174

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