Bowl barrow, 452m north west of Cameleon Lodge

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1003476

Date first listed: 13-Feb-1953

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Map

Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow, 452m north west of Cameleon Lodge
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Location

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

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Newark and Sherwood (District Authority)

Parish: Perlethorpe cum Budby

National Grid Reference: SK 62182 70874

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. There are over 10,000 surviving bowl barrows recorded nationally (many more have already been destroyed), occurring across most of lowland Britain. 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. The bowl barrow 452m north west of Cameleon Lodge is reasonably well preserved and retains significant archaeological deposits. The survival of these deposits contributes to our knowledge and understanding of Bronze Age funerary practices and Bronze Age society as a whole.

History

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Details

This monument includes a Bronze Age bowl barrow situated on level ground to the north of the River Meden, overlooking a dry valley. The bowl barrow survives as a 24m diameter mound standing up to 1.7m high. The surrounding quarry ditch, from which construction material was derived, survives as a buried feature.

SOURCES PastScape Monument No:- 320507 NMR:- SK67SW4

Legacy

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Legacy System number: NT 46

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

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