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Bowl barrow known as `Salter's Pool round barrow' 850m east of Summerhill

A Scheduled Monument in Naunton, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9195 / 51°55'10"N

Longitude: -1.8121 / 1°48'43"W

OS Eastings: 413021.644904

OS Northings: 224569.867796

OS Grid: SP130245

Mapcode National: GBR 4PY.QP1

Mapcode Global: VHB1V.J0WT

Entry Name: Bowl barrow known as `Salter's Pool round barrow' 850m east of Summerhill

Scheduled Date: 13 August 1948

Last Amended: 9 August 1995

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1013287

English Heritage Legacy ID: 22060

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Naunton

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Upper Slaughter St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow on a north east facing slope above a dry
valley with high ground to the west.
The barrow has a mound which measures 46m in diameter. It is c.2m high on its
north side and 1m high on the south. Surrounding the mound is a ditch from
which material was quarried during its construction. This has become infilled
over the years and can no longer be seen at ground level, but it survives as a
buried feature c.5m 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

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 known as `Salter's Pool round barrow' survives well and will
contain archaeological remains and environmental evidence relating to the
barrow and the landscape in which it was constructed.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Other
Armstrong, L., Field Monument Warden report, (1988)
Iron Age and Romano-British Monuments in the Glos. Cotswolds,

Source: Historic England

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