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Round barrow west of Salperton Park

A Scheduled Monument in Hazleton, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8745 / 51°52'28"N

Longitude: -1.9032 / 1°54'11"W

OS Eastings: 406760.79312

OS Northings: 219548.692347

OS Grid: SP067195

Mapcode National: GBR 3P2.KN1

Mapcode Global: VHB1Z.Y4QV

Entry Name: Round barrow W of Salperton Park

Scheduled Date:

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1003338

English Heritage Legacy ID: GC 172

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Hazleton

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Shipton Oliffe St Oswald

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

Summary

Bowl barrow 175m north of Penhill Farm.

Source: Historic England

Details

This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 10 July 2015. The record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records.

The monument includes a bowl barrow situated on the summit of the prominent Pen Hill overlooking the valley of a tributary to the River Windrush. The barrow survives as a circular mound measuring up to 20m in diameter and 1.2m high surrounded by a buried quarry ditch from which the construction material was derived.

Other archaeological remains in the vicinity are the subject of separate schedulings.

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

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. 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.

Despite scrub growth the bowl barrow 175m north of Penhill Farm survives well and will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to its construction, longevity, territorial significance, social organisation, funerary and ritual practices and overall landscape context.

Source: Historic England

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Source: Historic England

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