Bowl barrow 750m north west of Lodge Farm

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1020211

Date first listed: 10-Oct-2001

Map

Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow 750m north west of Lodge Farm
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Location

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

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland (District Authority)

Parish: Weasenham All Saints

National Grid Reference: TF 85334 19378

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 750m north west of Lodge Farm survives well as earthwork and buried remains. Archaeological information concerning the construction, date and use of the barrow will be contained in the artificially raised mound and in the deposits sealed beneath the mound. As part of a wider group of barrows, which together form an area cemetery, it will contribute to an understanding of the character and development of the prehistoric landscape.

History

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Details

The monument includes the remains of a bowl barrow located south of Weasenham Lyngs, approximately 750m north west of Lodge Farm. The barrow is sited on former heathland at the southern edge of the Good Sands upland region of north west Norfolk. The bowl barrow is part of a wider, dispersed group of round barrrows, aligned approximately east-west over a distance of about 2.5km. Others in the group are the subject of separate schedulings. The bowl barrow lies on a gentle north facing slope. It is visible as a mound measuring approximately 25m in diameter and standing to a height of 1.2m.

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: 35057

Legacy System: RSM

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