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Monument details

HER Number:TR 14 SW 2
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman barrow, Tumulus Farm, Stowting


A Roman barrow, found at Stone Street, Stowting, in the late 1930's. The mound is c.20m in diameter and has a flattened top, a characteristic of Roman burial mounds. It was also located by the side of Stone Street, a Roman road, adding to its interpretation as Roman. There is no trace of a surrounding ditch. Remains in an excellent state of preservation and Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.

Grid Reference:TR 1348 4234
Map Sheet:TR14SW

Monument Types

  • BARROW (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1005167: Roman barrow, W side of Stone Street, 1/2 mile (800m) N of Round Down Wood; Scheduled Monument KENT 112

Full description

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(TR 13474234) Tumulus [NR] (1) A previously unrecorded Roman barrow was located by M.D. Collier in in 1936-8 situated in a small copse adjoining the west side of Stone Street, 550 yards north of Round Down Wood, Stowting. It is 9 ft maximum height, 81 ft diameter and 270 ft circumference and is little spread with no ditch. It has the flattened top characteristic of Roman burial mounds and its position hard by the side of a Roman road is a further reliable clue to its date. There is no sign of any excavation and the barrow, which at present has young trees and bushes growing on it, is in an excellent state of preservation. (2) Scheduled as Roman barrow. (3) A steep-sided barrow as described by Jessup although during the recent clearing of the copse its base was cut into and it now averages 20.0m in diameter. There is no trace of a ditch. Published 25" survey revised. (4)

<1> OS 6" 1961 (OS Card Reference). SKE48369.

<2> Antiquaries Journ 12 1938 103 (RF Jessup) (OS Card Reference). SKE33257.

<3> AMs Eng and Wales 1961 58 (OS Card Reference). SKE33028.

<4> F1 CFW 23-APR-1963 (OS Card Reference). SKE42720.

<5> Field report for monument TR 14 SW 2 - April, 1963 (Bibliographic reference). SKE5445.

Sources and further reading

Cross-ref. Source description
<1>OS Card Reference: OS 6" 1961.
<2>OS Card Reference: Antiquaries Journ 12 1938 103 (RF Jessup).
<3>XYOS Card Reference: AMs Eng and Wales 1961 58. [Mapped feature: #739 barrow, ]
<4>OS Card Reference: F1 CFW 23-APR-1963.
<5>Bibliographic reference: Field report for monument TR 14 SW 2 - April, 1963.