Bowl barrow 440m south east of Mount Hermon

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1003105

Date first listed: 17-Jun-1970

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Map

Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow 440m south east of Mount Hermon
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Location

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

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Grade-Ruan

National Grid Reference: SW7043515449

Summary

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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 partial early excavation, the bowl barrow 440m south east of Mount Hermon survives comparatively well and will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to its construction, longevity, territorial significance, social organisation, funerary and ritual practices and overall landscape context.

History

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Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow, situated on the summit of a ridge close to the southern tip of the Lizard Peninsula. The barrow survives as a circular mound measuring up to 16m in diameter and 0.6m high. The surrounding quarry ditch, from which material to construct the mound was derived, is preserved as a buried feature. The mound has a slightly hollowed top which may mark the position of antiquarian excavation although no details are known. The field in which it is located was called 'Borrow Croft' by 1840. Further archaeological remains in the vicinity are the subject of a separate scheduling.

Sources: HER:- PastScape Monument No:-426578

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: CO 696

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

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