Round barrow S of Burton Down

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1005832

Date first listed: 03-May-1967

Map

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Location

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

County: West Sussex

District: Chichester (District Authority)

Parish: Sutton

National Park: SOUTH DOWNS

National Grid Reference: SU 96222 12794

Summary

Bowl barrow near Burton Down, 1.31 km south-west of Coldharbour Farmhouse.

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 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 near Burton Down, 1.31 km south-west of Coldharbour Farmhouse, will contain below-ground archaeological and environmental information relating to the barrow and the landscape in which it was constructed.

Details

This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 6 November 2014. The 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.

The monument includes a bowl barrow situated on the south-facing slope of a ridge of chalk downland, south of Burton Down in the South Downs.

The bowl barrow survives as a roughly circular-shaped mound about 7m in diameter and 0.4m high. A surrounding, in-filled, quarry ditch from which material to construct the mound was derived, will survive as a buried feature.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: WS 327

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

Sources

Other
West Sussex HER 1732 - MWS2548. NMR SU91SE40. PastScape 249636.

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