Round barrow beside Lady Grace's Ride

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1008497

Date first listed: 05-Aug-1933

Date of most recent amendment: 18-Aug-1994

Map

Ordnance survey map of Round barrow beside Lady Grace's Ride
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Location

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County: North Yorkshire

District: Scarborough (District Authority)

National Grid Reference: TA 00942 87814

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.

This barrow survives well, and will retain significant information on the manner and duration of its use and the environment in which it was built. It is one of a group of barrows on the moor and will contribute to our understanding of this wider group.

History

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Details

The monument stands on the Row Brow, the scarp of the Irton and Seamer Moors. It includes a burial mound constructed of earth and stones and is one of a number of similar monuments in this area. The mound has a diameter of 26m and survives to a height of 2m on its western side and 3.5m on its eastern, due to the break of slope of Row Brow. 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 2m wide. The barrow is not known to have been excavated.

MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract. It includes a 3 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: 21068

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Other
09131, North Yorkshire SMR (09131),
Bramley, J R, (1991)

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