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Round barrow on Sleights Pasture

A Scheduled Monument in Ingleton, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.2005 / 54°12'1"N

Longitude: -2.3743 / 2°22'27"W

OS Eastings: 375680.517086

OS Northings: 478370.170343

OS Grid: SD756783

Mapcode National: GBR CMVV.SZ

Mapcode Global: WH94S.HPM5

Entry Name: Round barrow on Sleights Pasture

Scheduled Date: 20 May 1963

Last Amended: 20 February 1995

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1010443

English Heritage Legacy ID: 24492

County: North Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Ingleton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Chapel-le-Dale St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

Details

The monument is situated on the edge of a limestone terrace which forms a
natural bank on the west side. The barrow mound measures 24m in diameter and
reaches a height of 1.5m and, although much robbed and disturbed, is still
very impressive. It is surrounded by traces of a ditch 2m wide and an outer
kerb which on the north side includes large blocks of stone up to 0.9m long
and standing 0.5m high. The stones in the outer banks and in the west face of
the remaining portion of the mound are still exposed; the rest of the monument
is covered with rough grass. Linear banks are discernible radiating from the
cairn in various directions, mostly discontinuous. The best preserved linear
bank abuts the barrow on its west side and runs due north-south for 36m. It is
6m wide, grass covered but with stones showing. The exact function of these
linear banks and their relationship to the barrow are not yet fully understood
and hence they are not included in the scheduling.

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 the monument has been partially disturbed it is still an important
example containing further archaeological remains.

Source: Historic England

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