Bowl barrow 400m north of Highfield House

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1007731

Date first listed: 01-Nov-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 21-Mar-1994

Map

Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow 400m north of Highfield House
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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: Cottingham

National Grid Reference: TA 04905 35357

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.

Although this barrow has been partially altered by agricultural activity it survives reasonably well. It will retain significant information on its original form and manner and duration of its usage. It will also contribute to an understanding of the wider group of barrows in this area.

History

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Details

The monument includes a prehistoric bowl barrow. It is the only visible barrow on Hall Ings, although antiquarian sources suggest that originally a number of barrows could be seen here. The barrow mound is 1m high and 27m in diameter. 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 in-filled 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: 21233

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Other
832, Humberside SMR,

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