Round barrow 310m NNE of Easthorpe Lodge


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1014565

Date first listed: 20-Mar-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 13-May-1996


Ordnance survey map of Round barrow 310m NNE of Easthorpe Lodge
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: North Yorkshire

District: Ryedale (District Authority)

Parish: Amotherby

National Grid Reference: SE 74224 71885

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 partly reduced by agricultural activity, this barrow survives as an earthwork. Significant information about the original form of the barrow and the burials placed within it will be preserved. Evidence of earlier land use will survive beneath the barrow mound. It is one of a closely grouped line of barrows extending along the ridge. Similar groups of monuments are also known across the region and offer important scope for the study of burial practice in different geographical areas during the prehistoric period.


The monument includes a round barrow and its associated ditch, situated on the crest of a ridge on the south of the Vale of Pickering. The barrow has an earth and stone mound standing 0.6m high. It is round in shape and 22m in diameter. The mound was surrounded by a ditch up to 3m wide which has been filled in over the years and is no longer visible as an earthwork, but which is included in the scheduling. The monument is one of a line of barrows which originally extended for 700m along the crest of the ridge.

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: 28235

Legacy System: RSM


McElvaney, Howardian Hills AONB Historic Environment Study, (1993)

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