Bowl barrow 850m WSW of Yanwath Woodhouse Farm
Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
List Entry Number: 1008235
Date first listed: 09-Oct-1981
Date of most recent amendment: 30-Mar-1994
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
District: Eden (District Authority)
Parish: Yanwath and Eamont Bridge
National Grid Reference: NY 51693 25937
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 minor surface disturbance to the monument's summit, the bowl barrow 850m WSW of Yanwath Woodhouse Farm survives well. It will contain undisturbed archaeological deposits within the mound and upon the old land surface beneath.
The monument includes a bowl barrow located on gently sloping ground 850m
WSW of Yanwath Woodhouse Farm. It includes a flat-topped oval mound of earth
and stones up to 2m high with maximum dimensions of 25.5m by 21.5m.
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: 23674
Legacy System: RSM
Darvill,T., MPP Single Monument Class Description - Bowl Barrows, (1988)
SMR No. 2876, Cumbria SMR, Round Barrow 1/2 mile SSW of Yanwath Woodhouse, (1985)
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