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Bowl barrow 800m north-east of Beverston Castle Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Beverston, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.6476 / 51°38'51"N

Longitude: -2.1897 / 2°11'23"W

OS Eastings: 386967.521762

OS Northings: 194325.497906

OS Grid: ST869943

Mapcode National: GBR 1NR.R5X

Mapcode Global: VH95C.0V7B

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 800m north-east of Beverston Castle Farm

Scheduled Date: 19 January 1949

Last Amended: 24 March 1994

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1008197

English Heritage Legacy ID: 22866

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Beverston

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Beverston St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester


The monument includes a bowl barrow situated on a gently sloping east-facing
slope with views to the south and east.
The barrow has a mound with dimensions of 25m from east-west, 35m from
north-south and c.0.65m high. Surrounding the mound is a ditch from which
material was quarried during the construction of the monument. This has become
infilled over the years, but survives as a buried feature c.2m wide.
The elongated shape of the mound is thought to have been caused by
Excluded from the scheduling are the dry-stone wall, fence posts and the water
trough situated in the northern area of the monument, although the ground
beneath these features is included.

The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract.
It includes a 2 metre boundary around the archaeological features,
considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.

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. There are over 10,000 surviving bowl
barrows recorded nationally (many more have already been destroyed), occurring
across most of lowland Britain. 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
and a substantial proportion of surviving examples are considered worthy of

The bowl barrow 800m north-east of Beverston Castle Farm survives
comparatively well and will contain archaeological and environmental evidence
relating to the monument and the landscape in which it was constructed.
This one of a group of related monuments known to occur locally.

Source: Historic England


Books and journals
O`Neil, H E, Grinsell, L V, 'Proc of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Arch Soc' in Gloucestershire Barrows, , Vol. 79, (1960)
Oval shape in 1926,

Source: Historic England

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