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Round barrow 550m north west of Treslow Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Perranzabuloe, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3409 / 50°20'27"N

Longitude: -5.1648 / 5°9'53"W

OS Eastings: 174902.750352

OS Northings: 53785.921784

OS Grid: SW749537

Mapcode National: GBR Z7.4ND9

Mapcode Global: FRA 0824.FP1

Entry Name: Round barrow 550m north west of Treslow Farm

Scheduled Date: 10 October 2000

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1019212

English Heritage Legacy ID: 32923

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Perranzabuloe

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Perranzabuloe

Church of England Diocese: Truro


The scheduling includes a prehistoric round barrow, situated on a small spur
below the north east shoulder of a ridge south west of Perranporth. The barrow
has an earth and stone mound approximately 13.7m in diameter and 0.3m high. It
is closely associated with a group of round barrows beyond this scheduling,
and may represent the most north easterly barrow of a ridge-top barrow
cemetery. One other of these barrows is the subject of a separate scheduling.

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 barrows 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 mounds, sometimes ditched, which covered
single or multiple burials. They occur either in isolation or grouped as
cemeteries and often acted as a focus of 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 examples recorded nationally (many more have already
been destroyed), occurring across most of Britain, including the Wessex area
where it is often possible to classify them more closely, for example as bowl
or bell barrows. Often occupying prominent locations, they are a major
historic element in the modern landscape and their considerable variation in
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 round barrow 550m north west of Treslow Farm survives reasonably well.
Despite reduction of the mound by ploughing, it remains substantially intact,
as will the underlying old land surface and any surviving original deposits
associated with the mound and old land surface.

Source: Historic England


Books and journals
Thomas, R, Letter to the West Briton, (1851)
SW 75 SW 33, Ordnance Survey , Ordnance Survey Index Card, (1971)
Title: Ordnance Survey 1:2500 Map
Source Date: 1879

Title: Ordnance Survey 1:2500 Map
Source Date: 1906

Source: Historic England

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