Round barrow 245m south of Barrow Lodge


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1004521

Date first listed: 17-Apr-1977

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Ordnance survey map of Round barrow 245m south of Barrow Lodge
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Location Description: Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

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

District: South Gloucestershire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Bitton

National Grid Reference: ST6779869448

Reasons for Designation

Round barrows 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 mounds, sometimes ditched, which covered single or multiple burials. They occur either in isolation or grouped as cemeteries and often acted as a focus of 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 in 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. The round barrow 245m south of Barrow Lodge survives comparatively well and will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to its construction, longevity, territorial significance, social organisation, funerary and ritual practices and overall landscape context.


The monument includes a round barrow, situated on a small rise known as Barrow Hill, in a relatively low lying area overlooking the River Boyd. The barrow survives as a circular platform measuring up to 25m in diameter and 1m high with a roughly 2m wide berm topped by a central steeply-sloping flat-topped mound of up 1.5m high. The barrow is surrounded by the buried quarry ditch, from which the material for its construction was derived. Stray finds of worked flints associated with the mound attest to its prehistoric origin.

Sources: PastScape 200852 South Gloucestershire HER 1238


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Legacy System number: SG 165

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

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