Round barrow in Hodgson Moor Plantation, 510m north east of Linglands Farm

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1019798

Date first listed: 11-Oct-2001

Map

Ordnance survey map of Round barrow in Hodgson Moor Plantation, 510m north east of Linglands Farm
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Location

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Scarborough (District Authority)

Parish: Cloughton

National Park: NORTH YORK MOORS

National Grid Reference: SE 98813 96885

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

Round barrows 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 mounds, sometimes ditched, which covered single or multiple burials. They occur either in isolation or grouped as cemeteries and often acted as a focus of 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 examples recorded nationally (many more have already been destroyed), occurring across most of Britain, including the Wessex area where it is often possible to classify them more closely, for example as bowl or bell barrows. Often occupying prominent locations, they are a major historic element in the modern landscape and their considerable variation in 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.

Unlike many barrows in the surrounding area, the barrow in Hodgson Moor Plantation, 510m north east of Linglands Farm has not been excavated and has survived in a good state of preservation. The archaeological deposits survive intact and evidence for the date and original form of the barrow and the burials placed within it will be preserved. Evidence for earlier land use will survive beneath the barrow mound. The barrow was originally among a group of at least seven burial monuments, the remainder of which have been destroyed by ploughing. Such clusters provide important insight into the development of ritual and funerary practice during the Bronze Age. It is situated within an area which includes other groups of burial monuments as well as field systems and clearance cairns. Associated groups of monuments 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 level ground on the Moor Gritstones towards the eastern edge of the North York Moors. The barrow has an earthen mound which stands up to 0.7m high and measures up to 20m in diameter. It lies in an area where there are many other prehistoric burial monuments as well as 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.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 34674

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Other
Hutchison, E, (2000)
Lee, G, 7883.07, (1998)
Title: Forestry Commission Areas North York Moors Archaeological Survey Source Date: 1992 Author: Publisher: Surveyor:

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