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Round barrow 520m south of Warren Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Nunburnholme, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.952 / 53°57'7"N

Longitude: -0.7236 / 0°43'25"W

OS Eastings: 483857.891978

OS Northings: 451415.124848

OS Grid: SE838514

Mapcode National: GBR RQDR.41

Mapcode Global: WHFC8.VXLN

Entry Name: Round barrow 520m S of Warren Farm

Scheduled Date: 20 June 1967

Last Amended: 25 January 1993

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1011890

English Heritage Legacy ID: 21116

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Nunburnholme

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Nunburnholme St James

Church of England Diocese: York


The monument includes a Prehistoric round barrow on the edge of the Yorkshire
Wolds above Millington. The rounded barrow mound is 0.6m 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 in width. Unusually for the barrows in this part of the
Yorkshire Wolds this monument appears not to have been investigated by any of
the nineteenth century antiquarians active in the area.

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

Despite limited plough damage this barrow survives reasonably well and will
retain significant information on its original form and of the burials placed
within it. This monument has, unusually for barrows on the Yorkshire Wolds,
never been excavated.

Source: Historic England


AJC 5/10-11, Lee G, AJC 5/10-11,
AJC 56/31, Crawshaw, AJC, AJC 56/31,
AJCO 9/18, Crawshaw, AJCO 9/18,

Source: Historic England

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