Bowl barrow in Stonehill Clump, Goodwood Country Park

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1015231

Date first listed: 12-Dec-1996

Map

Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow in Stonehill Clump, Goodwood Country Park
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Location

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

County: West Sussex

District: Chichester (District Authority)

Parish: East Dean

National Park: SOUTH DOWNS

National Grid Reference: SU 90023 11288

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 some past damage caused by forestry operations, the bowl barrow in Stonehill Clump survives well and will contain archaeological deposits and environmental evidence relating to its construction and use.

History

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Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow situated on a chalk hill which forms part of the Sussex Downs. The barrow has a circular mound c.14m in diameter and 0.75m high. This is surrounded by a ditch from which material used to construct the barrow was excavated. The ditch 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.

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 29236

Legacy System: RSM

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