Horse Barrow

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1005610

Date first listed: 07-Apr-1955

Map

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Location

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

District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Idmiston

District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Winterbourne

National Grid Reference: SU 18626 35333

Summary

Bowl barrow called Horse Barrow.

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. The bowl barrow called Horse Barrow survives 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.

History

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Details

This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 15 September 2015. 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 a low spur on the eastern valley side of the River Bourne. The barrow survives as a circular mound measuring approximately 16m in diameter and 1.4m high surrounded by a buried quarry ditch from which the construction material was derived. It lies on the parish boundary between Winterbourne and Idmiston.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: WI 386

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

Sources

Other
PastScape 218192
Wiltshire HER SU13NE614

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