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Round barrow 900m north east of Littlewood Lodge

A Scheduled Monument in Walkington, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.8296 / 53°49'46"N

Longitude: -0.5495 / 0°32'58"W

OS Eastings: 495560.796931

OS Northings: 438011.902071

OS Grid: SE955380

Mapcode National: GBR SSL4.TY

Mapcode Global: WHGF8.J0JH

Entry Name: Round barrow 900m north east of Littlewood Lodge

Scheduled Date: 26 June 1967

Last Amended: 29 September 1993

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1007440

English Heritage Legacy ID: 21143

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Walkington

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Bishop Burton All Saints

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
39m. The barrow is crossed east-west by a hedge line, the majority of the
mound lying to the south of the hedge. The northern portion of the mound does
not survive as well as that to the south, standing only 0.2m high. 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 the monument remains visible and will retain
significant information on its original form and evidence of the burials
placed within it. Information will also be preserved on its relationship to
adjacent barrows.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Books and journals
The Victoria History of the County of York and The East Riding, (1907), 374
Other
3771, Humberside SMR,

Source: Historic England

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