Round barrow 450m south-west of Low Farm

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1007853

Date first listed: 12-Jan-1994

Map

Ordnance survey map of Round barrow 450m south-west of Low Farm
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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: Garton

National Grid Reference: SE 96114 58311

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 the barrow has been partially excavated and altered by agricultural activity, below ground remains of the encircling ditch and the grave pits 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. Although the barrow mound has been levelled by ploughing its enclosing circular ditch, excavated during the construction of the monument, is clearly visible on aerial photographs. The ditch has become in-filled, but survives as a buried feature 25m in diameter. The 19th century antiquarian J R Mortimer excavated the barrow mound in 1872. He found a large central oval grave which contained the skeleton of a woman accompanied by a bronze awl. A second grave was found to the south-west of the central grave, it contained a male crouched skeleton.

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: 21213

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Books and journals
Mortimer, J R , Forty Years Researches in British and Saxon Burial Mounds of East Yorkshire, (1905), 220-221
Other
3804,

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