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Bowl barrow 650m SSE of Chavenage House

A Scheduled Monument in Beverston, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6494 / 51°38'57"N

Longitude: -2.1844 / 2°11'3"W

OS Eastings: 387338.668251

OS Northings: 194529.447312

OS Grid: ST873945

Mapcode National: GBR 1NS.DLD

Mapcode Global: VH95C.3S1X

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 650m SSE of Chavenage House

Scheduled Date: 19 January 1949

Last Amended: 27 June 1994

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1008792

English Heritage Legacy ID: 22893

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Beverston

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Horsley St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow situated on a ridge in Chavenage Park
overlooking a dry valley to the south, in an area of the Cotswold Hills.
The barrow was first identified by M Crook in 1926 and has a mound composed
of small stones; it has a maximum diameter of 12m and a maximum height of
c.0.35m. 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 barrow is one of a pair known in the locality.

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

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
protection.

The bowl barrow 650m SSE of Chavenage House survives comparatively well
and will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to the
monument and the landscape in which it was constructed.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Other
Mention of identification by Crooke,

Source: Historic England

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