Bowl barrow 450m north east of High Wold Farm

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1014256

Date first listed: 04-Dec-1995

Map

Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow 450m north east of High Wold 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: Market Weighton

National Grid Reference: SE 90814 41771

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.

Although this barrow has been altered by agricultural activity, below ground remains of the encircling ditch and the contents of the grave pits will survive. It will also contribute to an understanding of the wider group of which it is a member.

History

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Details

The monument includes a Bronze Age bowl barrow, one of a wider group of similar monuments in this area of the Yorkshire Wolds. Although altered by agricultural activity and no longer identifiable as a surface feature, the circular outline of an in infilled ditch surrounding the mound is visible on aerial photographs and has an overall diameter of 30m. Below ground features, such as the ditch and the contents of burial pits, will survive and, because this barrow has not been excavated, its primary central burial is thought to remain intact.

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

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Legacy System number: 23827

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Other
Stoetz, K., RCHM Survey,

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