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Two Bowl Barrows 250m north-west of Prince of Wales Covert

A Scheduled Monument in Little Cressingham, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.5283 / 52°31'41"N

Longitude: 0.7601 / 0°45'36"E

OS Eastings: 587325.66

OS Northings: 295848.31

OS Grid: TL873958

Mapcode National: GBR RBX.F0H

Mapcode Global: VHKBT.4Q55

Entry Name: Two Bowl Barrows 250m north-west of Prince of Wales Covert

Scheduled Date: 7 April 2016

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1430586

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Little Cressingham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk


Two bowl barrows, most likely of Bronze Age date, located approximately 250m north-west of Prince of Wales Covert.

Source: Historic England


Two bowl barrows north-west of Prince of Wales Covert most likely of Bronze Age origin.

These two barrows survive as earthen mounds covered in rough grass with clusters of bracken across their surface. The southernmost mound, centred at grid ref TL8732595849, is the most clearly defined and measures approximately 22m in diameter and 1m high. The second mound lies approximately 35m to the north centred at TL8732695907 and is more subtly defined being approximately 17m in diameter and 0.5m high.

The scheduled area includes a 2m buffer zone around the circumference of each mound.

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

Two bowl barrows north-west of Prince of Wales Covert, most likely of Bronze Age date are scheduled for the following principal reasons:

* Survival: as well preserved earthwork monuments representing the diversity of burial practices, beliefs and social organisation amongst early prehistoric communities.

* Potential: for the stratified archaeological deposits which retain considerable potential to provide invaluable evidence not only for the individuals buried within but also evidence for the ideology, variation in burial practices and social organisation of the communities and social networks that were using the landscape in this way;

* Group value: for their close proximity to other related and contemporary scheduled monuments such as the two bowl barrows north-west of Water End Farm (NHLE 1431115), and that on Lowster Hill (NHLE 1430573). The barrows also form part of a multi-period landscape unencumbered by modern development and therefore offer a very high level of archaeological potential to enable understanding of the continuity and change in the use of the landscape from the Bronze Age up to the present day.

Source: Historic England


Books and journals
Lawson, AJ, Martin, EA, Priddy, D, Taylor, A, East Anglian Archaeology Report No. 12 The Barrows of East Anglia, (1981)
Historic Environment Record no. 37064 - records southern barrow

Source: Historic England

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