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Round barrow 400m south west of Crane Field Laithe

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 400m south west of Crane Field Laithe

List entry Number: 1010449

Location

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hellifield

National Park: YORKSHIRE DALES

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 26-Oct-1973

Date of most recent amendment: 19-May-1995

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: RSM

UID: 24498

Asset Groupings

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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.

The monument, although partially disturbed by excavation, is still a well preserved example containing further archaeological remains

History

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Details

This large round barrow is situated south east of Wenningber Farm in a pasture field near Crane Field Beck on low ground. It is 1.4m high and has a diameter of 13.5m. This mound was surrounded by a ditch approximately 2m in width. This has become infilled and is no longer visible as an earthwork. The monument has been disturbed, particularly on the south and south east sides, which have been mostly removed and a large depression lies at its centre. The site was excavated in 1855 by R H Tiddeman. However, enough remains to give an impression of its original size and that it was built of cobbles. The recorded finds include two cinerary urns, two incense cups, a bronze knife and bone needle.

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.

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National Grid Reference: SD 87640 57176

Map

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