Leawood Plantation barrow

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1002509

Map

Ordnance survey map of Leawood Plantation barrow
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Location

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Devon

District: West Devon (District Authority)

Parish: Bridestowe

National Grid Reference: SX 51481 88087

Summary

Barrow 370m north east of The Knowle.

Reasons for Designation

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. They occur either in isolation or grouped as cemeteries and often acted as a focus for burials in later periods. Often superficially similar, although differing widely in size, they exhibit regional variations in form and a diversity of burial practices. Often occupying prominent locations, they are a major historic element in the modern landscape and their considerable variation of form and longevity as a monument type provide important information on the diversity of beliefs and social organisations amongst early prehistoric communities. They are particularly representative of their period.

Despite reduction in its height through cultivation the barrow 370m north east of The Knowle survives comparatively well and it will contain important archaeological and environmental evidence relating to its construction, use and landscape context.

Details

This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 3 November 2015. The record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records.

The monument includes a barrow situated on the summit of a prominent ridge forming the watershed between the Rivers Lew and Lyd. The barrow survives as an oval mound measuring up to 46m long by 25m wide and 1.2m high. The quarry ditch from which material to construct the mound was derived is preserved as a buried feature.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: DV 410

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

Sources

Other
PastScape Monument No:- 440534

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