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Round barrow north of Reaverhill

A Scheduled Monument in Chollerton, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.0583 / 55°3'30"N

Longitude: -2.1461 / 2°8'45"W

OS Eastings: 390765.948211

OS Northings: 573770.790121

OS Grid: NY907737

Mapcode National: GBR F9GY.5J

Mapcode Global: WHB1Z.04B1

Entry Name: Round barrow N of Reaverhill

Scheduled Date: 1 August 1961

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1006509

English Heritage Legacy ID: ND 338

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Chollerton

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Chollerton St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle


Round barrow, 438m north east of River Hill.

Source: Historic England


This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 24 May 2016. This record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records.

The monument includes the buried remains of a round barrow of Bronze Age date, situated on the summit of a knoll. The round barrow is visible on aerial photographs as a cropmark. Partial excavation in 1964 revealed a stone cist containing skeletal remains and an Early Bronze Age dagger. The monument is understood to be the Kip Hill barrow, in which five cists containing urns were removed in about 1834.

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

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 the fact that it has been subject to ploughing, significant archaeological deposits remain at the site of the round barrow north east of River Hill. Cists associated with burials are considered to remain at the site as are the buried remains of a surrounding ditch. This monument will provide insight into Bronze Age ritual and funerary practice.

Source: Historic England


PastScape Monument No:- 19215

Source: Historic England

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