Bowl barrow 90m west of Tyting Farm

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1009480

Date first listed: 30-Nov-1925

Date of most recent amendment: 22-Sep-1992

Map

Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow 90m west of Tyting Farm
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Location

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County: Surrey

District: Guildford (District Authority)

National Grid Reference: TQ 02130 48581

Summary

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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.

The bowl barrow 90m west of Tyting Farm survives well and contains archaeological remains and environmental information relating both to the monument and the landscape in which it was constructed.

History

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Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow, situated on a rise in the Lower Greensand, with a mound 13m in diameter and 0.7m high. This is surrounded by a ditch from which material was quarried during the construction of the monument. It is visible to the south of the mound as a slight hollow 2m wide, although the majority survives as a buried feature, having become infilled over the years.

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.

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 20146

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Books and journals
Grinsell, L V, 'Surrey Archaeological Collections' in An Analysis And List Of Surrey Barrows, , Vol. 42, (1934), 56

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