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Five round barrows 750m south east of Newbald Lodge

A Scheduled Monument in Newbald, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.8395 / 53°50'22"N

Longitude: -0.565 / 0°33'54"W

OS Eastings: 494521.140042

OS Northings: 439098.611279

OS Grid: SE945390

Mapcode National: GBR SSH1.GC

Mapcode Global: WHGF2.9R6D

Entry Name: Five round barrows 750m south east of Newbald Lodge

Scheduled Date: 1 November 1967

Last Amended: 20 September 1993

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1007325

English Heritage Legacy ID: 21150

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


The monument includes five prehistoric round barrows, members of a group on
this area of the Yorkshire Wolds. They lie in close proximity, forming a
broadly linear arrangement aligned north to south. The most northerly of the
barrow mounds is 1.5m high and 38m in diameter. To the south of this is a
barrow mound 0.4m high and 22m in diameter. South of this there are two
barrows; the western of which has a mound 1m high and 37m in diameter, the
eastern mound is 0.35m high and 25m in diameter. Further south is another
barrow mound 0.3m high and 32m in diameter. Although no longer visible at
ground level, a ditch, from which material was excavated during its
construction, surrounds each of the barrows. These ditches have become
infilled over the years but survive as buried features 4m wide.

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

Despite regular ploughing these barrows all remain visible. They will retain
significant information on their original form and of the burials placed
within them. Information on the inter-relationship between individual barrows
within the monument will be preserved, as will information on their
relationship to adjacent barrows.

Source: Historic England


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Source: Historic England

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