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Round barrow 1/4 mile (400m) north of Lammerside Castle

A Scheduled Monument in Wharton, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.4415 / 54°26'29"N

Longitude: -2.3522 / 2°21'7"W

OS Eastings: 377257.607979

OS Northings: 505180.518088

OS Grid: NY772051

Mapcode National: GBR DK02.KM

Mapcode Global: WH93M.VM3F

Entry Name: Round barrow 1/4 mile (400m) N of Lammerside Castle

Scheduled Date: 17 November 1964

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1007215

English Heritage Legacy ID: CU 132

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Wharton

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Kirkby Stephen with Mallerstang and Crosby Garrett with Soulby

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

Summary

Round Barrow, 410m north of Lammerside Castle.

Source: Historic England

Details

This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 25 February 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 remains of a Round Barrow of Bronze Age date, situated on an east facing slope overlooking the River Eden. The monument is preserved as a slight earthwork and is sub-oval in plan measuring approximately 8.2m by 7.3m.

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.

The round barrow, 410m north of Lammerside Castle is preserved as a slight earthwork and will contain archaeological deposits relating to its construction and use and environmental deposits relating to the use of the surrounding landscape. The monument is highly representative of its period and provides insight into the character of funerary rituals in the Bronze Age.

Source: Historic England

Sources

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PastScape Monument No:- 14629

Source: Historic England

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