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Round barrow on Moorsholm Moor, 390m west of Dimmingdale Farm

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 on Moorsholm Moor, 390m west of Dimmingdale Farm

List entry Number: 1018804

Location

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

County:

District: Redcar and Cleveland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Lockwood

National Park: NORTH YORK MOORS

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 07-Jun-1974

Date of most recent amendment: 19-Mar-1999

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: RSM

UID: 32002

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.

The importance of the barrow 390m west of Dimmingdale Farm is enhanced by its spatial association with an oval enclosure. This type of association provides evidence for the diversity of Bronze Age ritual activity in this area. The barrow is situated within a group of prehistoric monuments which also includes clearance cairns, a stone hut circle and further burial monuments. Monument groups such as these offer important scope for the study of the distribution of prehistoric activity across the landscape.

History

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Details

The monument includes a round barrow situated on a north east facing slope on the north edge of the North York Moors. It has an earth and stone mound 6m in diameter and standing up to 0.3m high. The composition of small rounded stones is visible in the centre and on the south side of the mound. It is situated close to an oval enclosure which is thought to be a ritual monument, in an area rich in other prehistoric monuments, including further barrows, field systems and clearance cairns.

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
Crawford, G M, Bronze Age Burial Mounds in Cleveland, (1980)
Spratt, D A , 'Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology in North East Yorkshire' in Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology of North East Yorkshire, , Vol. 87, (1993)

National Grid Reference: NZ 68503 11848

Map

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