Round barrow 1/4 mile (400m) N of Lammerside Castle
List Entry Summary
Name: Round barrow 1/4 mile (400m) N of Lammerside Castle
List entry Number: 1007215
The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
District Type: District Authority
National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.
Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.
Date first scheduled: 17-Nov-1964
Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.
Legacy System Information
The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.
Legacy System: RSM - OCN
UID: CU 132
List entry Description
Summary of Monument
Round Barrow, 410m north of Lammerside Castle.
Reasons for Designation
Bowl barrows, the most numerous form of round barrow, 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 or rubble mounds, sometimes ditched, which covered single or multiple burials. They occur either in isolation or grouped as cemeteries and often acted as a focus for 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 bowl barrows recorded nationally (many more have already been destroyed), occurring across most of lowland Britain. Often occupying prominent locations, they are a major historic element in the modern landscape and their considerable variation of 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, 410m north of Lammerside Castle is preserved as a slight earthwork and will contain archaeological deposits relating to its construction and use and environmental deposits relating to the use of the surrounding landscape. The monument is highly representative of its period and provides insight into the character of funerary rituals in the Bronze Age.
This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 25 February 2016. This record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records.
The monument includes the remains of a Round Barrow of Bronze Age date, situated on an east facing slope overlooking the River Eden. The monument is preserved as a slight earthwork and is sub-oval in plan measuring approximately 8.2m by 7.3m.
PastScape Monument No:- 14629
National Grid Reference: NY 77258 05181
The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1007215 .pdf
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