Five round barrows 750m south east of Newbald Lodge
Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
List Entry Number: 1007325
Date first listed: 01-Nov-1967
Date of most recent amendment: 20-Sep-1993
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District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference: SE 94517 39109
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
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.
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.
The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.
Legacy System number: 21150
Legacy System: RSM
AKA 70, 72, BBE 62, Cambridge University,
This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
End of official listing