Bowl barrow 300m north east of the junction of the A171 and the road leading to Fylingthorpe


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1011960

Date first listed: 15-Nov-1934

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Aug-1995


Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow 300m north east of the junction of the A171 and the road leading to Fylingthorpe
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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 Grid Reference: NZ 92475 04774


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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 east of the A171 road is larger than others in the group of barrows on Low Moor. It survives well in spite of a slight clip on the south side and the dished top showing a previous excavation. The mound stands in a boggy area and so will preserve elements of waterlogged organic material as well as the normal evidence of burial practices and the prehistoric environment.


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The monument includes a bowl barrow standing on heathland with open access 100m east of the A171. The mound is 1.25m high and measures 16m across. The south side has been clipped by a trackway for wheeled vehicles and this has damaged a 1m slice of the construction. The barrow has been excavated at some time in the past. The mound is constructed of earth or turf. This mound is larger than is normal in the group of barrows on Low Moor.

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.


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Legacy System number: 25676

Legacy System: RSM

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