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Bowl barrow 250m east of Octon Cross Roads

A Scheduled Monument in Thwing, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.1085 / 54°6'30"N

Longitude: -0.4509 / 0°27'3"W

OS Eastings: 501374.537001

OS Northings: 469178.289499

OS Grid: TA013691

Mapcode National: GBR TN9X.5Z

Mapcode Global: WHGCS.1ZKQ

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 250m east of Octon Cross Roads

Scheduled Date: 26 June 1967

Last Amended: 17 February 1994

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1007738

English Heritage Legacy ID: 21241

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Thwing

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Langtoft St Peter

Church of England Diocese: York

Details

The monument includes a Bronze Age bowl barrow, one of a wider group in this
area of the Yorkshire Wolds. The chalk barrow mound is 0.3m high and 30m in
diameter. 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 in-filled 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.

Although this barrow has been partially altered by agricultural activity it
remains visible as a large mound. Evidence of the structure of the mound, the
surrounding ditch, and burials will survive. It will also contribute to an
understanding of the wider group of which it is a member.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Other
1372, Humberside SMR,

Source: Historic England

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