Round barrow, north east of Greenwick Lodge

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1005229

Date first listed: 26-Jan-1967

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Map

Ordnance survey map of Round barrow, north east of Greenwick Lodge
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Location

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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Huggate

District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Millington

National Grid Reference: SE 84103 56845

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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. There are over 10,000 surviving examples recorded nationally (many more have already been destroyed), occurring across most of Britain. 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 protection. The round barrow north east of Greenwick Lodge survives well as an upstanding earthwork in an area where many similar barrows have been levelled by ploughing. It will retain significant archaeological deposits which will contribute to our knowledge and understanding of Bronze Age funerary practices.

History

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Details

The monument includes a Bronze Age round barrow situated on gently sloping ground on the summit of Huggate Wold. The barrow is visible as a turf-covered, earthen mound approximately 16m in diameter and up to about 1m high. The surrounding quarry ditch, from which material to construct the mound was derived, survives as a buried feature.

SOURCES NMR:- SE85NW27 PastScape No:- 61681 Humber SMR No:- 4199

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: ER 61

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

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