Two bowl barrows known as Pegler's Knob
- Heritage Category:
- Scheduled Monument
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
- Cotswold (District Authority)
- National Grid Reference:
- SP 16737 27655
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
The bowl barrows known as `Pegler's Knob' survive well and do not appear to have been excavated. These barrows will contain archaeological remains and environmental evidence relating to the monument and the landscape in which it was constructed.
The monument includes two bowl barrows just below the crest of a north east-
facing hillside in the Cotswolds.
The barrows abut one another and lie in a north west-south east orientation.
The larger barrow, that on the north west, has a mound which measures
approximately 22m in diameter and is approximately 0.5m high. The smaller
barrow is 11m in diameter and 0.4m high. Around each mound is a ditch from
which material was excavated during the construction of the barrows, and
although they can no longer be seen at ground level, they survive as buried
features approximately 3m and 1.5m wide respectively. The ditches appear to be
absent where the mounds abut.
Witts says that both barrows are known as `Pegler's Knob'. The larger of the
barrows has been identified as `Twisebeorge' in a Saxon charter of 779. There
is no evidence of either barrow having been excavated.
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.
The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.
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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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
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