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Round barrow south east of South Wold 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 south east of South Wold Farm

List entry Number: 1009384

Location

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

County:

District: East Riding of Yorkshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Kirby Underdale

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 03-Nov-1958

Date of most recent amendment: 05-Aug-1992

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: RSM

UID: 21055

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

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.

This barrow survives well as a large monument which has neither been ploughed nor excavated. Excavation in both the 19th and 20th centuries was prevented by the trees growing on the mound. These trees will have caused some limited damage to the mound, but most of the monument remains undisturbed.

History

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Details

The monument includes a large, well-preserved barrow, one of a large dispersed group situated on the crest of the Wolds north of Bishop Wilton. The barrow has an earthen and chalk-rubble mound 35 metres in diameter and 2.5 metres high, with an even rounded profile. The mound was originally surrounded by a ditch 3 metres wide. Although this is not visible, it survives as a buried feature. The barrow was not excavated by the antiquarian J R Mortimer, though he included the site in his studies of barrows in this area.

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

Other
48, Humberside County Council Archaeological Record System (48), (1980)

National Grid Reference: SE 82181 57021

Map

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