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Round barrow 300m south of Castle Hill Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Wawne, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7947 / 53°47'41"N

Longitude: -0.2916 / 0°17'29"W

OS Eastings: 512628.132499

OS Northings: 434512.423071

OS Grid: TA126345

Mapcode National: GBR GZ3.33

Mapcode Global: WHHGJ.HWC8

Entry Name: Round barrow 300m south of Castle Hill Farm

Scheduled Date: 9 October 1981

Last Amended: 21 June 1994

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1008038

English Heritage Legacy ID: 21180

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Wawne

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sutton St James

Church of England Diocese: York

Details

The monument includes a prehistoric round barrow. The mound is 2m 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. Soil has been dumped against the
north-western side of the mound in the past, giving it its present
irregular oval shape, though the original dimensions of the mound remain
visible.

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.

This barrow survives reasonably well. It will retain significant information
on its original form, the manner and duration of its usage, and of the burials
placed within it.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Other
1528, Humberside SMR,

Source: Historic England

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