Round barrow 380m NNW of Easthorpe Lodge


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1014569

Date first listed: 28-Jun-1996


Ordnance survey map of Round barrow 380m NNW 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 74062 71956


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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 reduced by agricultural activity, below ground remains of the encircling ditch will survive intact as will the grave pits located beneath the mound. It is one of a wider group of barrows aligned along the ridge. Similar groups of barrows are also known across the region and offer important scope for the study of burial practice in different geographical areas during the prehistoric period.


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The monument includes a round barrow which is situated on the crest of a ridge on the south of the Vale of Pickering. The barrow had an earth and stone mound 15m in diameter which was surrounded by a ditch up to 3m wide. The barrow mound has been reduced by agricultural activity and the ditch filled in and neither feature is now visible as an earthwork. However, remains of the barrow mound, ditch and earlier land surfaces will be preserved below ground. The monument is one of a closely grouped line of barrows extending north west to south east 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: 28241

Legacy System: RSM


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

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