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Site name Tregulland Barrow, Treneglos
Site number 211
Burial codes 4005 4009 4021 4024 4025 4028 4030 4035 4037 4041 4048 4051 4053 4065 4075 4085 4093 4102 4106 4111 4122 4141 4152 4153 4154 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc A round bowl barrow whose first phase was two, possibly three, stake circles. Within these was a central (probably) stone lined pit grave which had been disturbed, and a ritual pit of rectilinear form with evidence of fires in situ, and infilling of orange-brown soil to which was added fragments of white vein quartz and one slatey slab. The original land surface had been replaced over the other feature of this phase, the satellite cremation grave. The cremation deposit was of a female c25-30 with two arrow heads. Immediately below the deposit was a layer of brown friable soil containing cremated fragments of human skeletal material, and immediately above a tamped clay layer.

The cairn ring and retaining bank replaced the 7.2m outer or middle stake circle, and contained one notable cupmarked slate slab facing inwards to the barrow centre and other examples. Turf and soil from the encircling ditch made the soil bank. A shattered biconical food vessel was placed in position before the central area was infilled. There was cremated human skeletal material in the final enveloping material of the barrow top. Five slate discs were found in the base of the soil bank and the ditch fill, or unstratified.
Remains/Period Y4
County Cornwall
Region SW
National grid square SX
X coordinate 220
Y coordinate 867
Bibliographic source Ashbee 1955-56, 1958


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