Bowl barrow 600m east of The Long Man
- Heritage Category:
- Scheduled Monument
- List Entry Number:
- Date first listed:
- Date of most recent amendment:
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
- East Sussex
- Wealden (District Authority)
- Long Man
- National Park:
- SOUTH DOWNS
- National Grid Reference:
- TQ 54852 03443
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
Despite the limited damage to the barrow mound caused by erosion from the use of the bridlepath, the monument east of The Long Man retains significant archaeological potential for the recovery of evidence of the nature and duration of its use and of the environment in which it was constructed.
The monument includes a bowl barrow which comprises a mound and a surrounding
ditch. The mound measures 19m across and stands 0.7m above ground level. It
has been truncated slightly on the south side by a bridleway. The surrounding
ditch has been infilled by soil eroded from the mound and is no longer visible
but survives below the surface around the foot of the mound.
The fencing over the northern ditch is excluded from the scheduling. The
diameter of the mound and ditch together is 23m.
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:
- Legacy System:
Darvill, T, Monument Class Description - Bowl barrows, 1988,
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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
End of official listing