Round barrow 600m west of Newcote Farm


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1011894

Date first listed: 27-Jan-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 16-Feb-1993


Ordnance survey map of Round barrow 600m west of Newcote Farm
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Warter

National Grid Reference: SE 84226 50861


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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.

Despite planting with trees and the placing of the pillar on the top of the barrow mound, the monument survives well, having been neither excavated nor ploughed.


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The monument includes a Prehistoric round barrow. The barrow mound is 3m high and 22m in diameter. The steep sided earthen mound is surmounted with an Ordnance Survey pillar. Although no longer visible at ground level, a ditch, from which material was excavated during the construction of the monument, surrounds the burial mound. This has become in-filled over the years but survives as a buried feature 4m wide. Unusually for barrows in this area, the monument was never investigated by antiquarians during the nineteenth century.

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: 21117

Legacy System: RSM


AJC 56/31, Crawshaw, AJC, AJC 56/31,

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