Bowl barrow, 500m SSW of Buckton Barn


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1013623

Date first listed: 26-Jun-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Nov-1995


Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow, 500m SSW of Buckton Barn
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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: Bridlington

National Grid Reference: TA 16632 71079


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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 the reduction of the mound through regular ploughing, this barrow still survives as a visible feature. The mound is unexcavated, therefore its burial contents will remain intact in addition to other archaeological and environmental information relating to the period of its construction.


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The monument includes a Bronze Age bowl barrow situated in a field 500m SSW of Buckton Barn. Although diminished over the years by regular ploughing, the barrow is still visible as a low mound up to 0.3m in height, and c.22m in diameter. It is surrounded by a ditch c.3m wide, which, although now infilled and no longer visible on the ground, survives as a buried feature.

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: 26517

Legacy System: RSM


Bastow, M.E., AM107, (1987)
Bastow, M.E., AM107, (1989)
Humberside SMR, Sites and Monuments Records Sheet, (1994)
Saunders, AD, AM7, (1967)

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