Tripp round barrow NW of Tripp Farm
List Entry Summary
Name: Tripp round barrow NW of Tripp Farm
List entry Number: 1006125
The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
District: West Somerset
District Type: District Authority
National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.
Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.
Date first scheduled: 16-Jun-1978
Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.
Legacy System Information
The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.
Legacy System: RSM - OCN
UID: SO 501
List entry Description
Summary of Monument
Bowl barrow called Tripp 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 Tripp 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.
This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 3 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 the summit of a prominent hill overlooking the valleys of the River Tone and a tributary to it. The barrow survives as a circular mound measuring approximately 25m in diameter and up to 1.7m high the surrounding quarry ditch from which the construction material was derived is preserved as a buried feature.
PastScape Monument No:-188448
National Grid Reference: ST 03771 33408
The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1006125 .pdf
This copy shows the entry on 11-Dec-2017 at 12:30:14.
End of official listing