Round barrow 1100m NW of Beacon Farm
- Heritage Category:
- Scheduled Monument
- List Entry Number:
- Date first listed:
- Date of most recent amendment:
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
- North Yorkshire
- Scarborough (District Authority)
- National Park:
- NORTH YORK MOORS
- National Grid Reference:
- TA 00084 88216
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
This barrow survives well and is not known to have been disturbed by early excavators. It will retain significant information on the form of the mound and the burials placed within it. With other barrows on the moors it provides an insight into the nature of Bronze Age ritual activity in this area.
The monument includes a prehistoric round barrow situated on an area of open
flat moor. The barrow mound is constructed of earth and stone and has a
diameter of 20m. It survives to a height of 1.5m and has an uneven profile.
Although no longer visible, 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 mound is
not known to have been excavated. The barrow is one of a large group of burial
mounds on this area of moorland.
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:
- Legacy System:
09135, North Yorkshire SMR (09135), (1990)
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