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Round barrow 930m north east of Dalton Gates 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 930m north east of Dalton Gates Farm

List entry Number: 1011910

Location

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

County:

District: East Riding of Yorkshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Warter

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 22-Jan-1964

Date of most recent amendment: 02-Feb-1993

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: RSM

UID: 21127

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.

Despite limited plough damage and possible partial excavation, this barrow remains visible. It will retain significant information on its original form and the manner and duration of its usage. It will also contribute to an understanding of the wider group of which it is a member.

History

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Details

The monument includes a Prehistoric round barrow, one of a group of barrows on this area of the Yorkshire Wolds. The barrow mound is 0.5m high and 32m in diameter; it has been rounded and smoothed by ploughing. Surrounding the barrow mound are traces of the ditch which, although silted, is visible as a distinct soil mark with a width of 4m. It is thought that the barrow may have been opened by antiquarians in the nineteenth century, though this is not certain.

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
RAF, RAF/106G/UK1313/3401-2/27 3 42, (1942)

National Grid Reference: SE 90175 51474

Map

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