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Round barrow 240m south-west of High Barn Farm

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: Round barrow 240m south-west of High Barn Farm

List entry Number: 1012491

Location

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

County:

District: East Riding of Yorkshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Huggate

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 22-Jan-1964

Date of most recent amendment: 05-Feb-1993

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: RSM

UID: 21111

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.

Despite partial excavation and limited plough damage this barrow survives reasonably well. It will retain significant information on its original form and of the burials placed within it.

History

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Details

The monument includes a Bronze Age round barrow, one of a group of barrows in this area of the Yorkshire Wolds. The barrow mound which has been spread by ploughing, is 0.3m high, and is 32m in diameter. Although no longer visible at ground level, a ditch, from which material was excavated during the construction of the monument, surrounds the barrow mound. This has become in- filled over the years but survives as a buried feature 4m wide. The barrow mound was partially excavated by J R Mortimer in 1882. During that investigation no evidence of an interment was seen, but one inverted food vessel was found. It is also possible that, prior to Mortimer, the Yorkshire Antiquarian Club had opened the mound, though this is not known for certain.

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.

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Mortimer, J R , Forty Years Researches in British and Saxon Burial Mounds of East Yorkshire, (1905), 314
Sheahan, , Whellan, , History and Topography of York And The East Riding, (1856), 561

National Grid Reference: SE 85958 53968

Map

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