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Round barrow 700m south of Low Farm

List Entry Summary

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 Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Round barrow 700m south of Low Farm

List entry Number: 1007850

Location

The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: East Riding of Yorkshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Garton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 30-Jan-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 13-Jan-1994

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: RSM

UID: 21208

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

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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 excavated and altered by agricultural activity it is still visible as a mound. Further evidence of the structure of the mound, the surounding ditch, and burials will survive. It will also contribute to an understanding of the wider group of which it is a member.

History

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Details

The monument includes a Bronze Age round barrow, part of a wider group in this area of the Yorkshire Wolds. The barrow mound is 1m high and 40m in diameter. It is surrounded by a visible soil mark 5m wide which indicates the presence of a ditch from which material was excavated during the construction of the monument. Although this has become in-filled over the years it survives as a buried feature. The barrow mound was opened in 1866 by J R Mortimer, the 19th century antiquarian. During the course of the excavation a central grave 2m deep was found. This contained the skeletons of two women accompanied by grave goods which included a bronze pricker, jet necklaces, and a beaker pot. Three other burials, one accompanied by a pot, and a quantity of cremated bones, were also found. This is one of only two barrows identifiable as upstanding earthworks in this area. Other barrows in the immediate vicinity, which are scheduled separately, have been levelled and survive only beneath the modern plough soil.

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.

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Clarke, D L, The Beaker Pottery of Great Britain and Ireland, (1970), 507
Mortimer, J , Burial Mounds of East Yorkshire, (1905), 221-4
Mortimer, J R , Forty Years Researches in British and Saxon Burial Mounds of East Yorkshire, (1905), 222-4

National Grid Reference: SE 96188 58036

Map

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