Monument details

HER Number:1601
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Bronze Age bowl barrow south of Blue Boar Farm


Scheduled Bronze Age bowl barrow located on a low ridge 160m to the south of Blue Boar Farm. It comprises an oval mound of earth and stones up to 2m high with maximum dimensions of 31.5m by 29m. Antiquarian records describe the site as 'more or less disturbed' in 1878 suggesting previous investigation. There was an unrecorded investigation in 1972 and a shallow hollow 3m in diameter and 0.3m deep south-west of the summit may be associated with this. Cut by possible quarry to the north.

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

  • BOWL BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
  • FUNERARY SITE (Burial site, Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1007392: Bowl Barrow 160M South Of Blue Boar Farm

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