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Bowl barrow 250m north west of Newpark

A Scheduled Monument in St. Clether, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6255 / 50°37'31"N

Longitude: -4.5907 / 4°35'26"W

OS Eastings: 216852.802404

OS Northings: 83842.184071

OS Grid: SX168838

Mapcode National: GBR N8.9W27

Mapcode Global: FRA 178F.3BF

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 250m north west of Newpark

Scheduled Date: 22 January 1974

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1004242

English Heritage Legacy ID: CO 866

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Clether

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Clether

Church of England Diocese: Truro

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow, situated on the summit of a ridge forming the watershed between the River Inny and Penpont Water. The barrow survives as a circular, flat-topped mound measuring up to 14m in diameter and 0.6m high. The surrounding quarry ditch, from which the construction material was derived, is preserved as a buried feature.

Sources: HER:-
PastScape Monument No:-434236

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 250m north west of Newpark 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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