Bowl barrow 180m south west of Glyndebourne Pit

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1013355

Date first listed: 30-Jan-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 21-Jun-1995

Map

Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow 180m south west of Glyndebourne Pit
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Location

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: East Sussex

District: Lewes (District Authority)

Parish: Glynde

National Park: SOUTH DOWNS

National Grid Reference: TQ 44611 10016

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 the damage to the barrow mound caused by agricultural activities, the monument south west of Glyndebourne Pit 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.

History

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Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow which comprises a mound and a surrounding ditch. The mound measures 11m across and stands to a height of some 1m. The surrounding ditch is no longer visible on the surface but survives beneath the ploughsoil around the foot of the original edge of the mound. The diameter of the mound and ditch together is 17m.

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

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Legacy System number: 12879

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Other
Darvill, T, Monument Class Description - Bowl barrows, 1988,

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