Bowl barrow 330m north west of Lodge Park

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1019406

Date first listed: 07-Jul-1999

Map

Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow 330m north west of Lodge Park
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Location

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

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold (District Authority)

Parish: Farmington

National Grid Reference: SP 14319 12492

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 330m north west of Lodge Park survives well, with no evidence for disturbance. The mound will contain evidence for primary and secondary burials, along with grave goods, which will provide information about prehistoric burials and about the size of the local community at that time. The mound will also preserve environmental information in the buried original ground surface, predating the construction of the barrow and giving insight into the landscape in which the monument was set. The mound and its surrounding ditch will contain environmental evidence in the form of organic remains.

History

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Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow lying 100m to the south east of a long barrow (the subject of a separate scheduling), just below the crest of a hill in the Cotswolds. The barrow has a mound measuring 16m in diameter and between 0.5m and 0.6m in height. The surrounding ditch is most clearly visible to the west of the mound, where it survives to between 2m and 3m in width and about 0.1m deep, with the indication of an external bank. 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

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

Legacy System number: 32333

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Books and journals
O`Neil, H E, Grinsell, L V, 'Proc of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Arch Soc' in Gloucestershire Barrows, , Vol. LXXIX, (1960), 113

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