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Round barrow 700m north east of Littlewood Lodge

A Scheduled Monument in Walkington, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.8283 / 53°49'41"N

Longitude: -0.5522 / 0°33'7"W

OS Eastings: 495390.926502

OS Northings: 437862.772404

OS Grid: SE953378

Mapcode National: GBR SSL5.7D

Mapcode Global: WHGF8.H18H

Entry Name: Round barrow 700m north east of Littlewood Lodge

Scheduled Date: 26 June 1967

Last Amended: 29 September 1993

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1007353

English Heritage Legacy ID: 21136

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Walkington

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 on the Yorkshire Wolds, one
of a group in this area. The barrow mound is 0.2m high and 28m in diameter.
After ploughing the barrow is clearly visible as a soil mark. 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 plough damage this barrow remains visible and will retain significant
information on its original form and evidence of the burials placed within it.
It will also contribute to an understanding of the wider group of which it is
a member.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Books and journals
The Victoria History of the County of York and The East Riding, (1907), 374
Other
CU BAB 29-30, (Ref CU BAB 29-30), (1969)
CU XK4, (Ref CU XK4), (1958)

Source: Historic England

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