Bowl barrow 825m north of the junction of the A171 and the road leading to Fylingthorpe

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1011959

Date first listed: 15-Nov-1934

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Aug-1995

Map

Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow 825m north of the junction of the A171 and the road leading to Fylingthorpe
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Location

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: North Yorkshire

District: Scarborough (District Authority)

Parish: LCPs of Fylingdales and Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre

National Park: NORTH YORK MOORS

National Grid Reference: NZ 92243 05396

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.

The bowl barrow on the northern edge of Low Moor survives well in spite of traces of an old excavation. The mound will contain evidence of early burial practices as well as environmental conditions at the time of the construction. The barrow forms one of an important group of barrows on Low Moor. The complex of Bronze Age remains on the moor are a relict landscape of importance. They include linear earthworks and a standing stone group.

History

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Details



The monument comprises a bowl barrow standing on enclosed managed heathland on the northern edge of Low Moor. The barrow mound was constructed of earth or turf and presently stands 0.4m high and measures 12m in diameter. There are traces of a possible early excavation in the centre of the mound and there is also a recent animal burrow in this central depression.

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

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Legacy System number: 25675

Legacy System: RSM

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