Round barrow 900m north east of Littlewood Lodge

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1007440

Date first listed: 26-Jun-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 29-Sep-1993

Map

Ordnance survey map of Round barrow 900m north east of Littlewood Lodge
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Location

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

District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Bishop Burton

National Grid Reference: SE 95561 38012

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 limited plough damage the monument remains visible and will retain significant information on its original form and evidence of the burials placed within it. Information will also be preserved on its relationship to adjacent barrows.

History

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Details

The monument includes a prehistoric round barrow, one of a group on this area of the Yorkshire Wolds. The barrow mound is 0.5m high and has a diameter of 39m. The barrow is crossed east-west by a hedge line, the majority of the mound lying to the south of the hedge. The northern portion of the mound does not survive as well as that to the south, standing only 0.2m high. Although no longer visible at ground level, a ditch, from which material was excavated during the construction of the monument, surrounds the barrow mound. This has become infilled over the years but survives as a buried feature 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

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

Legacy System number: 21143

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Books and journals
The Victoria History of the County of York and The East Riding, (1907), 374
Other
3771, Humberside SMR,

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