Two round barrows 820m north east of Dalton Gates Farm

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1011912

Date first listed: 22-Jan-1964

Date of most recent amendment: 02-Feb-1993

Map

Ordnance survey map of Two round barrows 820m north east of Dalton Gates Farm
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Location

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District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Warter

National Grid Reference: SE 90082 51401

Summary

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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 possible partial excavation and limited plough damage these barrows remain visible. They will retain significant information on their original form and the manner and duration of their usage. They will also contribute to an understanding of the wider group of which they are members.

History

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Details

The monument includes two Prehistoric round barrows, members of a group of barrows on this area of the Yorkshire Wolds. The two barrows are aligned east - west. The western barrow is 0.6m high and has a diameter of 35m. The barrow lying to the east is 0.3m in height and is 25m in diameter. Although neither is visible at ground level, ditches, from which material was excavated during the construction of the barrows, surround each of the burial mounds. These features have become in-filled over the years but will survive as buried features 4m wide. Both of these barrows may have been partially excavated by nineteenth century antiquarians, although 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.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 21129

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

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

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