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Bowl barrow known as The Mound, 700m north east of Stradsett Hall

List Entry Summary

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Bowl barrow known as The Mound, 700m north east of Stradsett Hall

List entry Number: 1010571

Location

The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Stradsett

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 30-Nov-1925

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Jan-1995

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: RSM

UID: 21334

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

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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 700m north east of Stradsett Hall survives well, and although the irregularity of the western side of the mound suggests that there has been some excavation here, the area of disturbance is limited in relation to the whole. The monument will retain archaeological information concerning its construction and the manner and duration of its use, and evidence for the local environment at and prior to that time will be preserved in soils buried beneath the mound.

History

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Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow situated on the Greensand Belt to the west of the Fenland. The barrow is visible as a flat topped earthen mound c.1.6m in height and covering a circular area c.22m in diameter. The profile of the mound is roughly symmetrical except on the western side, where the slope is shallower and slightly hollowed, indicating that there has been some disturbance in that area, perhaps caused by a limited excavation. The mound is thought to be encircled by a ditch which has become infilled and is no longer visible, although it will survive as a buried feature. It has been suggested that the barrow was reused as the Moot Hill of Clackclose Hundred.

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.

Selected Sources

Other
Williams, JF, 4341: West Norfolk, Stradsett, (1922)

National Grid Reference: TF 67171 06294

Map

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