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Round barrow 600m south east of Newbald Lodge

A Scheduled Monument in Newbald, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.8416 / 53°50'29"N

Longitude: -0.5642 / 0°33'51"W

OS Eastings: 494570.415801

OS Northings: 439323.205693

OS Grid: SE945393

Mapcode National: GBR SSH0.NN

Mapcode Global: WHGF2.9PLV

Entry Name: Round barrow 600m south east of Newbald Lodge

Scheduled Date: 1 November 1967

Last Amended: 20 September 1993

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1007321

English Heritage Legacy ID: 21148

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Newbald

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Newbald St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: York

Details

The monument includes a prehistoric round barrow, one of a group on this area
of the Yorkshire Wolds. The barrow mound is 0.5m high and has a diameter of
25m. Although no longer visible at ground level, a ditch, from which material
was excavated during the construction of the monument, surrounds the barrow
mound. This has become infilled over the years but survives as a buried
feature 4m wide.

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.

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 limited plough damage this barrow remains visible and will retain
significant information on its original form and of the burials placed within
it. Information on its relationship to adjacent barrows will also be
preserved.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Other
AKA 70, 72, BBE 62, Cambridge University,

Source: Historic England

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