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Bowl barrow 530m north west of Thornfields

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: Bowl barrow 530m north west of Thornfields

List entry Number: 1011974

Location

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Scarborough

District Type: District Authority

Parish: LCPs of Fylingdales and Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre

National Park: NORTH YORK MOORS

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 15-Nov-1934

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Aug-1995

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: RSM

UID: 25672

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.

The monument survives well in spite of the evidence of previous excavation. It stands on heathland and is protected by its relative remoteness and the cover of the heather and bracken. The excavation is unlikely to have destroyed evidence of early burial practices and the environment at the time of the construction of the barrow.

History

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Details

The monument comprises a bowl barrow standing on open heathland on the north east fringe of Low Moor. The mound is constructed of earth or turf and stands 0.4m high. It measures 13m across and is circular. There is no trace of a kerb nor a surrounding ditch. The barrow has been excavated in the past and this is evidenced by the dished top in the centre of the mound.

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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National Grid Reference: NZ 92880 04933

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