Bowl barrow on Tinker's Walks, 950m WSW of Eastwoodlodge Farm

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1011382

Date first listed: 19-Mar-1970

Date of most recent amendment: 14-Sep-1993

Map

Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow on Tinker's Walks, 950m WSW of Eastwoodlodge Farm
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Location

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County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal (District Authority)

Parish: Walberswick

National Grid Reference: TM 47002 74641

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 greater part of the barrow 950m west-south-west of Eastwoodlodge Farm survives well and retains important archaeological information. Evidence concerning the construction of the barrow, the manner and duration of its use, and also the local environment, at and prior to the time of its construction, will be preserved in the mound and in the soils buried beneath it. The importance of the monument is enhanced by its proximity to another barrow which lies 225m to the north-east.

History

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Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow situated on heathland, beside a road, the B1387, which clips it on the north-west side. It is visible as an earthen mound standing to a height of 0.65m and covering a sub-circular area with a maximum diameter of 38m on a north-east to south-west axis.

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: 21279

Legacy System: RSM

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