Round barrow 350m south east of Fordham Farm

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1013165

Date first listed: 09-Sep-1958

Date of most recent amendment: 09-Aug-1995

Map

Ordnance survey map of Round barrow 350m south east of Fordham Farm
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Location

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Kirby Underdale

National Grid Reference: SE 83233 56995

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.

Despite some reduction by ploughing and partial excavation this barrow remains visible. It will retain significant archaeological information relating to its construction and use.

History

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Details

The monument includes a prehistoric round barrow located on the Yorkshire Wolds above Bishop Wilton. The mound has been ploughed over a number of years and has a rounded and spread shape, but survives to a height of 0.5m. It has a diameter of 30m. 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 3m wide. The monument was subject to part excavation by J R Mortimer in 1867, when several flints, part of a polished axe, and numerous pot sherds were uncovered.

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

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

Legacy System number: 21087

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Books and journals
Clarke, D L, The Beaker Pottery of Great Britain and Ireland, (1970), 506
Mortimer, J , Burial Mounds of East Yorkshire, (1905), 168
Mortimer, J R , Forty Years Researches in British and Saxon Burial Mounds of East Yorkshire, (1905), 168
Other
3771, Humberside SMR,

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