Bowl barrow 425m north west of Little Regarded Farm

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1016061

Date first listed: 25-Jul-1997

Map

Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow 425m north west of Little Regarded Farm
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Location

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

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Kenwyn

National Grid Reference: SW 76696 46443

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 and a substantial proportion of surviving examples are considered worthy of protection.

Despite having been reduced by cultivation, the bowl barrow north west of Little Regarded Farm clearly survives as a recognisable mound and will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to the monument and the landscape in which it was built.

History

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Details

The monument includes a plough-reduced bowl barrow situated to the east of a track 425m north west of Little Regarded Farm. It is on rising ground midway between two east flowing streams. The barrow mound survives to a maximum height of 0.7m and is 20m in diameter; it is clearly visible as a rounded mound in the field in which it is situated. There are no indications of a surrounding ditch.

MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract. It includes a 2 metre boundary around the archaeological features, considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 29611

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Books and journals
Warner, R, 'Cornish Archaeology' in Parish of Kenwyn, , Vol. 4, (1965), 76
Other
Thomas, R, Letter to the West Briton, (1851)

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