Five round barrows 750m south east of Newbald Lodge

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1007325

Date first listed: 01-Nov-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 20-Sep-1993

Map

Ordnance survey map of Five round barrows 750m south east of Newbald Lodge
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Location

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District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Newbald

National Grid Reference: SE 94517 39109

Summary

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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.

Despite regular ploughing these barrows all remain visible. They will retain significant information on their original form and of the burials placed within them. Information on the inter-relationship between individual barrows within the monument will be preserved, as will information on their relationship to adjacent barrows.

History

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Details

The monument includes five prehistoric round barrows, members of a group on this area of the Yorkshire Wolds. They lie in close proximity, forming a broadly linear arrangement aligned north to south. The most northerly of the barrow mounds is 1.5m high and 38m in diameter. To the south of this is a barrow mound 0.4m high and 22m in diameter. South of this there are two barrows; the western of which has a mound 1m high and 37m in diameter, the eastern mound is 0.35m high and 25m in diameter. Further south is another barrow mound 0.3m high and 32m in diameter. Although no longer visible at ground level, a ditch, from which material was excavated during its construction, surrounds each of the barrows. These ditches have become infilled over the years but survive as buried features 4m wide.

MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract. It includes a 2 metre boundary around the archaeological features, considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 21150

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Other
AKA 70, 72, BBE 62, Cambridge University,

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