Round barrow at Coronation Clump

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1014383

Date first listed: 21-May-1996

Map

Ordnance survey map of Round barrow at Coronation Clump
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Location

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Ryedale (District Authority)

Parish: Terrington

National Grid Reference: SE 66365 71147

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.

This barrow survives well as an earthwork and significant information about the original form, burials placed within it and evidence of earlier land use beneath the mound will be preserved. It is one of a wider group of barrows in the area providing important insight into burial practice. Such groupings of monuments offer important scope for the study of the division of land for social, ritual and agricultural purposes in different geographical areas during the prehistoric period.

History

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Details

The monument includes a round barrow situated in a prominent position on the southern edge of the Howardian Hills. The barrow has a flat topped, steep sided, earth and stone mound standing up to 2m high. It is sub-circular in shape and measures 25m by 21m across. The mound was surrounded by a quarry ditch up to 3m wide which is still partly visible; the remainder has been filled in over the years and is no longer identifiable as an earthwork.

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: 28226

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Other
McElvaney, M, Howardian Hills AONB Historic Environment Study, (1994)

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