Bowl barrow immediately south of the cricket ground and pavilion in Mount Edgcumbe Park

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1004496

Date first listed: 15-Mar-1949

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

Map

Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow immediately south of the cricket ground and pavilion in Mount Edgcumbe Park
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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: Maker-with-Rame

National Grid Reference: SX 44962 52688

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 some later disturbance, the bowl barrow immediately south of the cricket ground and pavilion in Mount Edgcumbe Park survives comparatively well and will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to its construction, longevity, territorial significance, social organisation, ritual and funerary practices and overall landscape context.

History

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Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow, situated close to the summit of a prominent coastal headland between Plymouth Sound and the Hamoaze. The barrow survives as a 33m diameter and 3m high circular mound which has been slightly cut on its north western side by the edge of the cricket ground and the pavilion. The surrounding quarry ditch, from which material to construct the mound, was derived is preserved as a buried feature. The pavilion is excluded from the scheduling but the ground beneath it is included. The barrow lies within a Registered Park and Garden (1030).

Sources: HER:- PastScape Monument No:-437650

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: CO 314

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

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