Three round barrows 110m east of Coldwold Farm


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1011896

Date first listed: 27-Jan-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 25-Jan-1993


Ordnance survey map of Three round barrows 110m east of Coldwold 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 84847 52050


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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 limited plough damage this barrow group survives reasonably well. The monument will retain significant information on its original form, the burials placed within the barrows, and of the relationship of the barrows to each other.


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The monument includes three Prehistoric round barrows on Cold Wold. The three barrows lie in close proximity forming a linear arrangement aligned north-east to south-west. The south western barrow mound is 1m high and has a diameter of 30m. The central barrow, which lies immediately to the north-east, has a mound 1.2m high and 25m in diameter. The north eastern barrow mound has been almost completely levelled by ploughing but is visible as a slight rise a few centimetres high and 9m in diameter. Although no longer visible, ditches, from which material was excavated during the construction of the barrow mounds, surrounds each of the three barrows. These ditches have become in- filled over the years but survive as buried features 4m in width.

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: 21120

Legacy System: RSM


4609, Humberside SMR (4609),

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