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Bowl barrow 450m north east of Moor House Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Falsgrave Park, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.2611 / 54°15'40"N

Longitude: -0.4228 / 0°25'22"W

OS Eastings: 502832.45783

OS Northings: 486200.824941

OS Grid: TA028862

Mapcode National: GBR TMH5.88

Mapcode Global: WHGC6.G5W5

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 450m north east of Moor House Farm

Scheduled Date: 5 August 1933

Last Amended: 14 September 1994

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1008139

English Heritage Legacy ID: 23839

County: North Yorkshire

Electoral Ward/Division: Falsgrave Park

Built-Up Area: Scarborough

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Scarborough St James

Church of England Diocese: York


The monument includes a Bronze Age bowl barrow, a member of a wider group of
similar monuments in this area of the North Yorkshire moors. The barrow
mound is up to 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.

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

Although the barrow has been partially altered by agricultural activity, below
ground remains of the encircling ditch and the contents of grave pits will
survive intact.

Source: Historic England


9102.08, North Yorkshire SMR,

Source: Historic England

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