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Three round barrows in North Dalton village

A Scheduled Monument in North Dalton, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.9589 / 53°57'31"N

Longitude: -0.5753 / 0°34'31"W

OS Eastings: 493576.720762

OS Northings: 452357.69045

OS Grid: SE935523

Mapcode National: GBR SQFN.7M

Mapcode Global: WHGDH.4R9F

Entry Name: Three round barrows in North Dalton village

Scheduled Date: 9 April 1964

Last Amended: 2 February 1993

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1011902

English Heritage Legacy ID: 21122

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: North Dalton

Built-Up Area: North Dalton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: North Dalton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: York


The monument includes three Prehistoric round barrows. The barrows are
situated on a plot of land behind the village of North Dalton. The most
northerly of the three barrow mounds is 1m high and 8m in diameter. The
central mound is 10m in diameter and 1m high. The most southerly of the three
barrow mounds is also 10m in diameter and 1m in height. All three of the
barrows have flattened tops with hollowed centres, the result of nineteenth
century excavations. Although no longer visible at ground level each of the
barrow mounds is surrounded by a ditch from which material was excavated
during the construction of the monument. These have become in-filled over the
years but survive as buried features 4m wide. Each of the barrow mounds has
been excavated in some way, as the hollows in their centres show, but it is
not known when, or by whom, these investigations were carried out.

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 partial excavation these three barrows survive reasonably well. They
will retain significant information on their original form and the manner and
duration of their usage.

Source: Historic England


32, Humberside SMR 32,
3257, Humberside SMR 3257,
3859, Humberside SMR 3859,

Source: Historic England

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