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Bowl barrow 70m east of Beechwood Bungalow

A Scheduled Monument in North Tamerton, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.7742 / 50°46'27"N

Longitude: -4.3951 / 4°23'42"W

OS Eastings: 231220.240757

OS Northings: 99915.225673

OS Grid: SX312999

Mapcode National: GBR NJ.0JW7

Mapcode Global: FRA 17P1.FJN

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 70m east of Beechwood Bungalow

Scheduled Date: 1 August 1961

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1004362

English Heritage Legacy ID: CO 603

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: North Tamerton

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: North Tamerton

Church of England Diocese: Truro


The monument includes a bowl barrow, situated at the summit of a ridge which forms the watershed between the River Deer and the Derril Water, on the south western side of Affaland Moor. The barrow survives as a circular mound measuring up to 30m in diameter and 1.2m high. A surrounding quarry ditch, from which material to construct the mound was derived, is preserved as a buried feature. The ditch and mound have been cut slightly on the north western periphery by a field boundary. This boundary is excluded from the scheduling but the ground beneath is included.

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

Sources: HER:-
PastScape Monument No:-437309

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 being slightly cut by a field boundary the bowl barrow 70m east of Beechwood Bungalow 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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