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Round barrow 250yds (230m) north of Colnpen Barn

A Scheduled Monument in North Cerney, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7731 / 51°46'23"N

Longitude: -1.9008 / 1°54'3"W

OS Eastings: 406937.841008

OS Northings: 208273.057248

OS Grid: SP069082

Mapcode National: GBR 3Q8.S93

Mapcode Global: VHB2D.0PGM

Entry Name: Round barrow 250yds (230m) N of Colnpen Barn

Scheduled Date: 26 October 1971

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1003438

English Heritage Legacy ID: GC 442

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: North Cerney

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Coln Rogers St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

Summary

Bowl barrow 275m NNW of Colnpen Barn.

Source: Historic England

Details

This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 25 September 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 a wide ridge overlooking the valley of the River Coln. The barrow survives as a circular stone and earth mound measuring up to 17m in diameter and 0.6m high surrounded by a buried quarry ditch from which the construction material was derived. It is crossed by a field boundary.

Further archaeological remains in the immediate 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.

The bowl barrow 275m NNW of Colnpen Barn 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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PastScape 327157

Source: Historic England

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