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Bowl barrow 300m south west of Croft Pascoe Pool forming part of a round barrow cemetery on Goonhilly Downs

A Scheduled Monument in St. Keverne, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.0327 / 50°1'57"N

Longitude: -5.1718 / 5°10'18"W

OS Eastings: 172950.515647

OS Northings: 19545.826648

OS Grid: SW729195

Mapcode National: GBR Z7.S0KZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 081X.QYR

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 300m south west of Croft Pascoe Pool forming part of a round barrow cemetery on Goonhilly Downs

Scheduled Date: 5 October 1959

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1004376

English Heritage Legacy ID: CO 563

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Keverne

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Ruan Minor

Church of England Diocese: Truro

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow, situated close to the centre of Goonhilly Downs, and is one of a larger group of barrows forming a dispersed round barrow cemetery. The barrow survives as a circular flat-topped mound measuring 25m in diameter and 1.6m high. Its surrounding quarry ditch, from which material to construct the mound was derived, is preserved as a buried feature. There are early excavation hollows in the centre and southern side.

A fence and track cross the extreme southern side of the barrow. These are excluded from the scheduling, but the ground beneath these features is included.

Other barrows within the cemetery are the subject of separate schedulings.

Sources: HER:-
PastScape Monument No:-426584

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 early partial excavation, the Bowl barrow 300m south west of Croft Pascoe Pool, forming part of a round barrow cemetery, 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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