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Round barrow 460m south of Oliver's Mount 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 460m south of Oliver's Mount Farm

List entry Number: 1021233

Location

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Scarborough

District Type: District Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 17-Nov-1971

Date of most recent amendment: 24-Feb-2004

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: RSM

UID: 35449

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 disturbance by modern ploughing, the round barrow 460m south of Oliver's Mount Farm has surviving archaeological deposits which will preserve evidence for the date and form of the barrow and the burials placed within it. Evidence for earlier land use will also survive, beneath the barrow mound. The barrow is situated close to a concentration of prehistoric monuments which includes other burial monuments as well as enclosures and the remains of prehistoric land division. The association with similar monuments offers 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 which is situated on a gentle south east facing slope at the eastern extremity of the Tabular Hills.

The barrow has an earthen mound which stands up to 0.4m high. Over the years the mound has been spread by ploughing so that now it measures 40m in diameter.

The barrow lies at the edge of an area which has a concentration of prehistoric monuments, including further burials, dating from the Neolithic to the Iron Age.

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
Spratt, D A , 'Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology in North East Yorkshire' in Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology of North East Yorkshire, , Vol. 87, (1993)
Other
Craster, OE, AM7, (1970)

National Grid Reference: TA 03990 85341

Map

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