Two bowl barrows 275m south west of Higher Callestick Farm

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1016104

Date first listed: 22-May-1973

Date of most recent amendment: 06-Aug-1997

Map

Ordnance survey map of Two bowl barrows 275m south west of Higher Callestick Farm
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Location

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District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Perranzabuloe

National Grid Reference: SW 76641 49821

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 recent cultivation, the two bowl barrows south west of Higher Callestick will retain many of their original features providing information about the monument and the landscape in which they were constructed.

History

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Details

The monument includes two plough reduced Bronze Age bowl barrows situated 275m south west of Higher Callestick Farm. The barrows occupy a position towards the southern end of a spur between two streams which flow out to the sea on the north Cornish coast. The two barrows stand as low mounds 0.2m high and 42m apart from centre to centre. The westernmost barrow mound is 16m in diameter whilst its neighbour to the east is 19m in diameter.

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: 29619

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Books and journals
Warner, R, 'Cornish Archaeology' in Parish of Perranzabuloe, , Vol. 2, (1963), 68
Other
Thomas, R, Letter to the West Briton, (1851)
Title: Ordnance Survey Source Date: 1965 Author: Publisher: Surveyor:

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