Monument details

HER Number:1369
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Bowl barrow 370m ESE of Bearhurst Farm


Bronze Age round barrow at Bearhurst, excavated in the 1960's is a Scheduled Monument. The mound was 22 metres across and 1.5 metre high. A cremation in a Collared urn, covered by round based vessel was found. This stood in an ash-filled cremation pit. A quantity of flint material from the body of the mound was recorded including a crude leaf- shaped arrowhead. 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

  • CREMATION (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
  • FUNERARY SITE (Burial site, Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
  • MOUND (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1007384: Bowl Barrow 370M East-South-East Of Bearhurst Farm

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