Bowl barrow 850m south west of Sincombe Farm

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1016865

Date first listed: 01-Jan-1971

Date of most recent amendment: 02-Dec-1998

Map

Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow 850m south west of Sincombe Farm
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Location

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

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse (District Authority)

Parish: Childrey

National Grid Reference: SU 34366 85211

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.

The bowl barrow 850m south west of Sincombe Farm will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to its construction and the landscape in which it was built.

History

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Details

The monument includes a Bronze Age bowl barrow situated 850m south west of Sincombe Farm, immediately east of the Ridgeway ancient trackway west of Hackpen Hill. The barrow mound survives as an upstanding earthwork measuring approximately 23m in diameter and standing up to 1m high. Originally, the mound was surrounded by an open quarry ditch from which material was obtained during its construction. This has become infilled due to cultivation over the years but survives as a buried feature measuring approximately 3m 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

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 28192

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Other
SU 38 NE, C.A.O., 1:10,000 Series, (1980)

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