Bowl barrow 80m north-west of Flutters Hill


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1011600

Date first listed: 04-Dec-1934

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Aug-1993


Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow 80m north-west of Flutters Hill
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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 99223 65191


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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 some disturbance caused by the construction of a driveway, the bowl barrow 80m north-west of Flutters Hill survives comparatively well and contains archaeological remains and environmental evidence relating to both the monument and the landscape in which it was constructed.


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The monument includes a bowl barrow situated on a gentle west-facing slope in an undulating area of sands and gravels.

The barrow has a mound 37m north-south by 30m east-west and is 1.8m high; the eastern edge of the mound has been cut across by a driveway. Surrounding the mound is a ditch from which material was quarried during the construction of the monument. This has become infilled over the years but survives as a buried feature c.3m wide. Slight remains of a 4m wide counterscarp bank beyond the ditch survive to the east of the driveway.

The fence, fence posts, gate and tarmac surface of the driveway are excluded from the scheduling although the ground beneath these features is included.

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: 20198

Legacy System: RSM


Books and journals
Aldsworth, F G, SU 96 NE 3, (1966)

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