Bowl barrow 100m south west of Callestick Vean

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1016103

Date first listed: 15-Oct-1997

Map

Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow 100m south west of Callestick Vean
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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: Perranzabuloe

National Grid Reference: SW 77173 48741

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.

The barrow south west of Callestick Vean is unusual in being low lying. It 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 bowl barrow situated 100m south west of Callestick Vean in and just north of the A30. The site of the barrow is on relatively low lying land close to the head of a tributary of the River Kenwyn which flows to the south. The barrow survives as a low mound which has been reduced by ploughing but which retains a height of 0.5m and a diameter of 20m.

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: 29618

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Books and journals
Henderson, C, Parochial Antiquities, (1925), 203
Warner, R, 'Cornish Archaeology' in Parish of Perranzabuloe, , Vol. 2, (1963), 68

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