Monument details

HER Number:1824
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Bowl barrow 120m NE of Rose Farm


A disturbed tree covered mound. Classed by Ormerod as a tumulus, composed of red sand . A considerable portion of it has been removed and 'articles of some sort' are said to have been found in it. When a large portion of the interior was exposed there appeared layers of what were identified as bones. Classed by VCH as Bronze Age round barrow. OS consider the mound is too large for a barrow and is probably a Motte. Scheduled as a bowl barrow, located on flat land 120m NE of Rose Farm.

Consists of a flat-topped mound of red sand 32m diameter & up to 2.5m high, with a surrounding ditch 7m wide and 0.5m deep (5). The size and shape of the mound seem indicative of a late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age ditched bowl barrow. Due to the poor state of the mound, with both rabbit burrows and old badger sets dug into it and old tree root bowls exposed on the surface, geophysical surveys have produced a small amount of data to add to the knowledge already available. The fact that Scott Pine and Hawthorn trees occupy the site also places the mound under great stress. Slowly the mound is deteriorating through natural erosion, animal intrusion and the growth of trees on its surface as well as human activity.

Round barrows are a type of burial mound, particularly used in the Bronze Age. Mounds of earth and stone were placed over a burial or cremation. A single barrow could be re-used for several later burials.


Monument Types

  • MOUND (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
Protected Status:Conservation Area; Scheduled Monument 1007389: Bowl Barrow 120M North-East Of Rose Farm

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