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Bowl Barrow on Goffers Knoll

History of Bowl Barrow, Goffers Knoll

Scheduled Monument:

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.

Despite partial excavation in the 1920’s, the bowl barrow on Goffers Knoll is well preserved and will contain archaeological remains and environmental evidence relating to the origins and use of the monument, and the landscape in which it was constructed.



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