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Round barrow 395m north west of the Adder Stone

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 395m north west of the Adder Stone

List entry Number: 1020433

Location

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Ryedale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Thornton-le-Dale

National Park: NORTH YORK MOORS

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 07-Mar-1969

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Feb-2002

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: RSM

UID: 34597

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

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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.

Despite limited disturbance caused by archaeological prospecting and forestry ploughing, the round barrow 395m north west of the Adder Stone survives well. Significant information about the original form of the barrow and the burial placed within it will be preserved. Evidence for earlier land use and the contemporary environment will also survive beneath the barrow mound.

History

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Details

The monument includes a round barrow situated on gentle north west sloping ground overlooking Staindale Beck to the south, in a mature conifer plantation on Adderstone Rigg, towards the southern edge of the Tabular Hills.

The barrow has a well-defined earth mound which measures approximately 12m in diameter and stands 1.2m high. An unrecorded excavation in the past has left a centrally placed depression measuring approximately 3.5m in diameter and 0.7m deep. Some of the material removed during this excavation has been left on the north west side of the barrow. Forestry ploughing has clipped the north east side of the mound, truncating the mound at this point to a depth of 0.3m.

The barrow lies within an area where there are many prehistoric monuments, including further barrows and the remains of prehistoric land division.

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
Dalby Forest Survey, (1996)

National Grid Reference: SE 87433 90279

Map

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End of official listing