The Latter Gate Hills tumuli; the northern of the two, 200m ESE from the junction of the A171 and the road leading to Fylingthorpe

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1011973

Date first listed: 15-Nov-1934

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Aug-1995

Map

Ordnance survey map of The Latter Gate Hills tumuli; the northern of the two, 200m ESE from 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 92443 04503

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 northern of the two Latter Gate Hills tumuli is a medium sized barrow which survives well. In spite of the excavations evidenced by a dished top, the barrow is likely to contain more evidence of burial practice and the early environment at the time of its construction.

History

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Details

The monument comprises a bowl barrow standing on the heath and known as one of the Latter Gate Hills tumuli. The barrow mound is circular and stands 0.75m high and measures 13m across. It was constructed of turf or earth and has no trace of a kerb nor a surrounding ditch. The top of the barrow has been excavated in the past but no record exists of this work.

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: 25671

Legacy System: RSM

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