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Bowl barrow 150m south of Treworthal Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Perranzabuloe, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3391 / 50°20'20"N

Longitude: -5.1143 / 5°6'51"W

OS Eastings: 178489.498669

OS Northings: 53438.654957

OS Grid: SW784534

Mapcode National: GBR Z9.SPQT

Mapcode Global: FRA 0854.HCY

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 150m south of Treworthal Farm

Scheduled Date: 11 July 1997

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1016164

English Heritage Legacy ID: 29624

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Perranzabuloe

Built-Up Area: Goonhavern

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Perranzabuloe

Church of England Diocese: Truro


The monument includes a bowl barrow situated 150m south of Treworthal Farm in
Goonhavern. The site of the barrow is on a north west facing spur with higher
ground behind it to the south east. The barrow survives as a low mound which
has been reduced by ploughing but which retains a height of 0.3m and a
diameter of 20m.

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

Despite having been ploughed, the barrow 150m south of Treworthal Farm will
contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to the monument and
the landscape in which it was built.

Source: Historic England


Books and journals
Warner, R, 'Cornish Archaeology' in Parish of Perranzabuloe, , Vol. 2, (1963), 68
Thomas, R, Letter to the West Briton, (1851)
Title: Ordnance Survey
Source Date: 1971

Source: Historic England

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