Bowl barrow 145m north west of Bodmin Lodge forming part of a round barrow cemetery

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1004440

Date first listed: 30-Jan-1957

Location Description: Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Map

Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow 145m north west of Bodmin Lodge forming part of a round barrow cemetery
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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: St. Winnow

National Grid Reference: SX1228061629

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 145m north west of Bodmin Lodge forming part of a round barrow cemetery, survives comparatively well and will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to its construction, territorial significance, longevity, ritual and funerary practices, social organisation and overall landscape context.

History

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Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow, situated on the summit of a prominent branching ridge, forming the watershed between the Rivers Fowey and Lerryn. It lies within a small enclosure at a junction of two roads. The barrow survives as a circular mound measuring 18m in diameter and 2.5m high with the surrounding quarry ditch, from which material to construct the mound was derived, preserved as a buried feature. Across the centre is an excavation trench.

The barrow was partially excavated by the Cambrian Society in the 19th century. It was first recorded in 1606 and the surrounding land was enclosed and turned into a plantation by 1907. It is known locally as 'Moiles Barrow'.

The barrow forms part of an extensive round barrow cemetery, and other barrows within it are the subject of separate schedulings.

Sources: HER:- PastScape Monument No:-1031163

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: CO 449

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

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