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Bowl barrow immediately south of the cricket ground and pavilion in Mount Edgcumbe Park

A Scheduled Monument in Maker-with-Rame, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3536 / 50°21'13"N

Longitude: -4.1807 / 4°10'50"W

OS Eastings: 244962.309778

OS Northings: 52688.200848

OS Grid: SX449526

Mapcode National: GBR NT.W5Z5

Mapcode Global: FRA 2843.F2D

Entry Name: Bowl barrow immediately south of the cricket ground and pavilion in Mount Edgcumbe Park

Scheduled Date: 15 March 1949

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1004496

English Heritage Legacy ID: CO 314

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Maker-with-Rame

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Maker

Church of England Diocese: Truro


The monument includes a bowl barrow, situated close to the summit of a prominent coastal headland between Plymouth Sound and the Hamoaze. The barrow survives as a 33m diameter and 3m high circular mound which has been slightly cut on its north western side by the edge of the cricket ground and the pavilion. The surrounding quarry ditch, from which material to construct the mound, was derived is preserved as a buried feature. The pavilion is excluded from the scheduling but the ground beneath it is included.
The barrow lies within a Registered Park and Garden (1030).

Sources: HER:-
PastScape Monument No:-437650

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 some later disturbance, the bowl barrow immediately south of the cricket ground and pavilion in Mount Edgcumbe Park survives comparatively well and will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to its construction, longevity, territorial significance, social organisation, ritual and funerary practices and overall landscape context.

Source: Historic England

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