Bowl barrow south of Burton Rough

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1010137

Date first listed: 26-Jan-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 03-Jun-1992

Map

Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow south of Burton Rough
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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: Barlavington

County: West Sussex

District: Chichester (District Authority)

Parish: Duncton

National Park: SOUTH DOWNS

National Grid Reference: SU 97039 18421

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.

Despite evidence of partial excavation, the bowl barrow south of Burton Rough survives comparatively well and contains archaeological remains and environmental evidence relating 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 the crest of a ridge of Greensand 2km to the north of the South Downs. The barrow mound survives as an earthwork 17m in diameter and 1.1m high a slight hollow in the top which suggests that it was once partially excavated. Surrounding the mound is a ditch from which material was quarried during the construction of the monument. This has become infilled over the years and now survives as a buried feature c.3m wide.

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

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

Legacy System number: 20067

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Other
Ordnance Survey, SU91NE2, (1971)

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