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Bowl barrow 310m SSW of Pinnock Wood Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Temple Guiting, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9495 / 51°56'58"N

Longitude: -1.9032 / 1°54'11"W

OS Eastings: 406746.246823

OS Northings: 227888.635582

OS Grid: SP067278

Mapcode National: GBR 3N3.RMK

Mapcode Global: VHB1L.Y8PD

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 310m SSW of Pinnock Wood Farm

Scheduled Date: 20 February 1948

Last Amended: 20 July 1995

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1011982

English Heritage Legacy ID: 22919

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Temple Guiting

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Temple Guiting St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester


The monument includes a bowl barrow situated in the Cotswolds, on a
carboniferous ridge overlooking a dry valley to the south and gently sloping
ground to the north, east and west.
The barrow, which is sometimes known as Erve's or Ewes Leasowe, has a mound
8.5m in diameter, a maximum height of c.0.75m and is composed of small stones.
This is surrounded by a ditch from which material was quarried during the
construction of the monument. The ditch is no longer visible at ground level,
as it has become infilled over the years, but will survive as a buried feature
c.2m wide.

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 310m SSW of Pinnock Wood Farm survives well and will contain
archaeological and environmental evidence relating to the monument and the
landscape in which it was constructed.

Source: Historic England


Incorrect location,
Misinterpreted as a long barrow,
Mound does not extend NE,
Name of monument,

Source: Historic England

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