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Round barrow 600m west of Newcote Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Nunburnholme, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.947 / 53°56'49"N

Longitude: -0.7182 / 0°43'5"W

OS Eastings: 484225.629999

OS Northings: 450860.522602

OS Grid: SE842508

Mapcode National: GBR RQFS.9V

Mapcode Global: WHFCG.Y15Z

Entry Name: Round barrow 600m west of Newcote Farm

Scheduled Date: 27 January 1967

Last Amended: 16 February 1993

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1011894

English Heritage Legacy ID: 21117

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. The barrow mound is 3m high
and 22m in diameter. The steep sided earthen mound is surmounted with an
Ordnance Survey pillar. Although no longer visible at ground level, a ditch,
from which material was excavated during the construction of the monument,
surrounds the burial mound. This has become in-filled over the years but
survives as a buried feature 4m wide. Unusually for barrows in this area, the
monument was never investigated by antiquarians during the nineteenth century.

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 planting with trees and the placing of the pillar on the top of the
barrow mound, the monument survives well, having been neither excavated nor

Source: Historic England


AJC 56/31, Crawshaw, AJC, AJC 56/31,

Source: Historic England

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