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Bowl barrow 1.3km WSW of Cheverton Farm: part of a round barrow cemetery on Cheverton Down

A Scheduled Monument in Shorwell, Isle of Wight

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6561 / 50°39'21"N

Longitude: -1.371 / 1°22'15"W

OS Eastings: 444561.184105

OS Northings: 84232.730994

OS Grid: SZ445842

Mapcode National: GBR 8BT.VL2

Mapcode Global: FRA 870B.PQK

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 1.3km WSW of Cheverton Farm: part of a round barrow cemetery on Cheverton Down

Scheduled Date: 7 March 1994

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1008308

English Heritage Legacy ID: 22006

County: Isle of Wight

Civil Parish: Shorwell

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Isle of Wight

Church of England Parish: Shorwell with Kingston St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow on the east facing slope of a ridge. It
lies in a downland setting with deep valleys to the north and south.
The barrow has a mound which measures 19m in diameter and is 0.5m high.
Surrounding the mound is a ditch from which material was quarried during its
construction. This can no longer be seen at ground level, but survives as a
buried feature c.4m wide.

MAP EXTRACT
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

Round barrow cemeteries date to the Bronze Age (c.2000-700 BC). They comprise
closely-spaced groups of up to 30 round barrows - rubble or earthen mounds
covering single or multiple burials. Most cemeteries developed over a
considerable period of time, often many centuries, and in some cases acted as
a focus for burials as late as the early medieval period. They exhibit
considerable diversity of burial rite, plan and form, frequently including
several different types of round barrow, occasionally associated with earlier
long barrows. Where large scale investigation has been undertaken around them,
contemporary or later "flat" burials between the barrow mounds have often been
revealed. Round barrow cemeteries occur across most of lowland Britain, with a
marked concentration in Wessex. In some cases, they are clustered around other
important contemporary monuments such as henges. Often occupying prominent
locations, they are a major historic element in the modern landscape, whilst
their diversity and their longevity as a monument type provide important
information on the variety of beliefs and social organisation amongst early
prehistoric communities. They are particularly representative of their period
and a substantial proportion of surviving or partly-surviving examples are
considered worthy of protection.

Despite being ploughed periodically, the bowl barrow on Cheverton Down will
contain archaeological remains and environmental evidence relating to the
cemetery and the landscape in which it was constructed.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Books and journals
Grinsell, , Sherwin, , 'Proceedings of the I.O.W. Nat History and Archaeological Soc' in Procedings of the I.O.W. Nat History and Archaeological Soc, , Vol. 3, (1940), 206

Source: Historic England

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