Bowl barrow 750m north east of Hans Hill Farm

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1018154

Date first listed: 25-Feb-1948

Date of most recent amendment: 23-Apr-1998

Map

Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow 750m north east of Hans Hill Farm
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Location

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County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold (District Authority)

Parish: Sezincote

National Grid Reference: SP 16347 30708

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 having been spread by the plough, the bowl barrow 750m north east of Hans Hill Farm survives reasonably well and will contain archaeological information and environmental evidence relating to the barrow and the landscape in which it was constructed.

History

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Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow just below the crest of the southern spur of a hilltop in the Cotswolds. The barrow has a mound which measures 35m east-west, 30m north-south and is about 0.6m high. Surrounding the mound is a ditch from which material was excavated during the construction of the barrow. This can no longer be seen at ground level, but survives as a buried feature about 3m wide. The barrow mound is spread by ploughing. There is no evidence that the barrow has been excavated in the past.

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: 28859

Legacy System: RSM

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