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Round barrow 915m north east of Dalton Gates Farm

A Scheduled Monument in North Dalton, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.9513 / 53°57'4"N

Longitude: -0.6285 / 0°37'42"W

OS Eastings: 490103.679502

OS Northings: 451448.966778

OS Grid: SE901514

Mapcode National: GBR SQ1R.Q9

Mapcode Global: WHGDG.9YZ7

Entry Name: Round barrow 915m north east of Dalton Gates Farm

Scheduled Date: 22 January 1964

Last Amended: 2 February 1993

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1011911

English Heritage Legacy ID: 21128

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: North Dalton

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, one of a group of barrows on
this area of the Yorkshire Wolds. The barrow mound is 30m in diameter and has
a maximum height of 0.6m in height. The monument is crossed from north to
south by a hedge line; to the west of the hedge the mound has been eroded and
is only 0.3m high, while to the east the mound is better preserved, standing
0.6m in height. 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 barrow may have been partially
investigated by Victorian antiquarians but this is not certain.

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 and possible partial excavation, this barrow
remains visible. It will retain significant information on its original
form and the manner and duration of its usage. It will also contribute to an
understanding of the wider group of which it is a member.

Source: Historic England


RAF, RAF/106G/UK1313/3401-2/27 3 42, (1942)

Source: Historic England

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