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Bowl barrow 85m north west of Arrowan Vean

A Scheduled Monument in St. Keverne, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.0165 / 50°0'59"N

Longitude: -5.1369 / 5°8'12"W

OS Eastings: 175370.510179

OS Northings: 17639.243897

OS Grid: SW753176

Mapcode National: GBR Z9.43RL

Mapcode Global: FRA 084Y.SMX

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 85m north west of Arrowan Vean

Scheduled Date: 8 June 1970

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1004329

English Heritage Legacy ID: CO 686

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Keverne

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Keverne

Church of England Diocese: Truro

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow, situated on the summit of the coastal uplands of Arrowan Common. The barrow survives as a circular mound measuring up to 18m in diameter and 1.2m high. Its surrounding quarry ditch, from which material to construct the mound was derived, is preserved as a buried feature.

Sources: HER:-
PastScape Monument No:-426467

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 85m north west of Arrowan Vean survives comparatively well and will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to its construction, longevity, territorial significance, social organisation, funerary and ritual practices, subsequent re-use and overall landscape context.

Source: Historic England

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