Seven round barrows 530m west of High Gardham Farm


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1012187

Date first listed: 10-Sep-1962

Date of most recent amendment: 13-Jul-1995


Ordnance survey map of Seven round barrows 530m west of High Gardham Farm
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Cherry Burton

National Grid Reference: SE 94169 40555


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


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The monument includes seven Bronze Age bowl barrows, part of a wider group in this area of the Yorkshire Wolds. The barrows are arranged in a line orientated east-west. The most westerly barrow mound is 0.2m high and 20m in diameter. Immediately to the east of it is another mound 0.4m high and 20m in diameter. Further east is a barrow mound 0.15m high and 20m in diameter. The central barrow is 0.1m high and 20m in diameter. The three most easterly barrows have mounds which are 0.1m - 0.15m high and 15m in diameter. Each barrow mound is surrounded by a ditch, which although no longer visible at ground level since it has become infilled over the years, survives as a buried feature, 4m wide.

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.


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

Legacy System number: 21230

Legacy System: RSM


737, Humberside SMR,

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