Bowl barrow 150m north west of White Lion Pond, Beddingham Hill


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1014521

Date first listed: 11-Nov-1966

Date of most recent amendment: 10-Apr-1996


Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow 150m north west of White Lion Pond, Beddingham Hill
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: East Sussex

District: Lewes (District Authority)

Parish: Beddingham

National Park: SOUTH DOWNS

National Grid Reference: TQ 45330 05951


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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.

Although it shows signs of part disturbance by excavation and scrub growth, the bowl barrow 150m north west of White Lion Pond survives comparatively well and will contain contemporary archaeological and environmental remains. The monument is one of a number of round barrows of broadly contemporary date sited along a ridge of the Sussex Downs, illustrating the importance of this area of downland for burial practices during the prehistoric period.


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The monument includes a bowl barrow situated on a ridge of the Sussex Downs, a location which enjoys extensive views of the Channel coast to the south and the Weald to the north. The barrow has a mound 15.5m in diameter and 0.6m high with a central hollow, indicating part excavation some time in the past. Surrounding the mound is a ditch from which material used to construct the barrow was excavated. This has become infilled over the years, but survives as a buried feature c.2m wide.

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.


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Legacy System number: 27023

Legacy System: RSM

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