Bowl barrow 150m north-west of Pipers Green Stud


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1008887

Date first listed: 08-Mar-1963

Date of most recent amendment: 27-Nov-1992


Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow 150m north-west of Pipers Green Stud
© Crown Copyright and database right 2019. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2019. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

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 - 1008887 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 18-Jan-2019 at 10:32:27.


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

County: Surrey

District: Runnymede (District Authority)

National Grid Reference: SU 99119 64666


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

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. There are over 10,000 surviving bowl barrows recorded nationally (many more have already been destroyed), occurring across most of lowland Britain. 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 and a substantial proportion of surviving examples are considered worthy of protection.

Despite some damage caused by animal burrowing, the bowl barrow 150m north- west of Pipers Green Stud survives well and contains archaeological remains and environmental information relating to the monument and the landscape in which it was constructed.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


The monument includes a bowl barrow situated on a rise in the Bagshot Sands. The barrow mound is 30m in diameter and 1.8m high and surrounded by a well preserved ditch, 0.8m deep and between 4m and 5m wide, from which material was quarried during the construction of the monument. Beyond the ditch are the remains of an outer bank, in places surviving to a width of 3m with a height of up to 0.2m.

MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract. It includes a 2 metre boundary around the archaeological features, considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.


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

Legacy System number: 20145

Legacy System: RSM


Books and journals
Grinsell, L V, 'Surrey Archaeological Collections' in An Analysis And List Of Surrey Barrows, , Vol. 42, (1934), 37
Fry, S (SCC Ranger), Bowl barrow 150m NW of Pipers Green Stud, (1991)

End of official listing