Bowl Barrow 250m South East of Gew
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County Council (Unitary)
Truro and Falmouth
SR795795 (179497, 42222)
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The remains of a large Bronze Age bowl barrow, situated on a saddle of a ridge north of Carnon Downs. The barrow's mound is sub-circular in plan, 16.6 metres across north-south, by 15.2 metres east-west, and is 2.6 metres high. Its fabric is mostly earth, with a capping of quartz stones set in or near the surface. On the west, the mound has a regular bowl type profile. On the east the mound has been damaged by ploughing, so that the side slopes unevenly down to its edge from a scarp 1.3 metres deep cut roughly north-south across the centre of the barrow. On the top of the mound is a hollow 5.7 metres across and 0.5 metres deep, probably an antiquarian investigation or a robbing trench. Scheduled.
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