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Bowl barrow 580m west of High Fordon Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Wold Newton, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.1681 / 54°10'5"N

Longitude: -0.4222 / 0°25'20"W

OS Eastings: 503100.339001

OS Northings: 475854.951402

OS Grid: TA031758

Mapcode National: GBR TNH7.DL

Mapcode Global: WHGCL.HH5H

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 580m west of High Fordon Farm

Scheduled Date: 21 November 1962

Last Amended: 4 February 1994

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1007743

English Heritage Legacy ID: 21246

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Wold Newton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Burton Fleming St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: York

Details

The monument includes a Bronze Age bowl barrow, a member of a wider group in
this area of the Yorkshire Wolds.
The barrow mound is 0.75m high and 32m 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.
The 19th century antiquarian Canon Greenwell described the barrow in his
records but he is not thought to have dug into it.

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. 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

Books and journals
Greenwell, W , British Barrows, (1877), 185

Source: Historic England

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