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Bowl barrow 425m south west of Higher Callestick Farm

List Entry Summary

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Bowl barrow 425m south west of Higher Callestick Farm

List entry Number: 1016105

Location

The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Perranzabuloe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 26-Jan-1973

Date of most recent amendment: 06-Aug-1997

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: RSM

UID: 29620

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

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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 bowl barrow south west of Higher Callestick Farm will retain many of its original features providing information about the monument and the landscape in which it was constructed.

History

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Details

The monument includes the surviving remains of a Bronze Age bowl barrow situated 425m south west of Higher Callestick Farm. The barrow occupies a position on the eastern edge of a south facing spur between two streams which flow out to the sea on the north Cornish coast. The barrow is 2m high with a flat topped appearance and was originally 20m in diameter although the eastern half of the barrow has been cut away by a track which runs alongside the field in which the barrow lies. Some exposure of the mound at its base has revealed quantities of small white quartzite or Spar stones in its matrix together with some larger stones of unidentified type. All fencing and modern soil dumps, are excluded from the scheduling, although the ground beneath these features is included.

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.

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Warner, R, 'Cornish Archaeology' in Parish of Perranzabuloe, , Vol. 2, (1963)
Other
Thomas, R, Letter to the West Briton, (1851)

National Grid Reference: SW 76710 49553

Map

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End of official listing