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Round barrow 250m north east of Comer Lodge

List Entry Summary

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Round barrow 250m north east of Comer Lodge

List entry Number: 1016265

Location

The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: North Yorkshire

District: Hambleton

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Kirklington-cum-Upsland

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 12-Jul-1966

Date of most recent amendment: 24-Sep-1997

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: RSM

UID: 29526

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

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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 limited disturbance this barrow has survived well. Significant information about the original form, burials placed within it and evidence of earlier land use beneath the mound will be preserved. The barrow is part of a wider grouping of prehistoric monuments in the Vale of Mowbray. Such groupings of monuments offer important scope for the study of the use of land for social and ritual purposes in different geographical areas during the prehistoric period.

History

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Details

The monument includes a round barrow situated on undulating land in the Vale of Mowbray. The barrow has an earth and stone mound standing 1.8m high. It is round in shape and measures 14m in diameter. The mound was originally surrounded by a quarry ditch up to 3m wide, although this has been infilled over the years and is no longer visible as an earthwork. The barrow mound was partly excavated in 1903 when one burial and two cremations were found with associated pottery. This barrow is an outlying member of a wider group of barrows in the Vale of Mowbray which are concentrated around the prehistoric henge monuments at Thornborough and Hutton Moor.

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.

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Manby, T G, 'Yorkshire Archaeological Journal' in Bronze Age Pottery From Kirklington, North Riding, , Vol. VOL 43, (1971), 175-78

National Grid Reference: SE 32319 81657

Map

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