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Bowl barrow on Low Moor 185m south of the Postgate Cross

A Scheduled Monument in Fylingdales, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.4245 / 54°25'28"N

Longitude: -0.5859 / 0°35'9"W

OS Eastings: 491843.596934

OS Northings: 504149.843749

OS Grid: NZ918041

Mapcode National: GBR SKB8.YQ

Mapcode Global: WHGBB.Z15Y

Entry Name: Bowl barrow on Low Moor 185m south of the Postgate Cross

Scheduled Date: 8 August 1995

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1011964

English Heritage Legacy ID: 25680

County: North Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Fylingdales

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Fylingdales St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: York

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow on Low Moor. The monument stands in
enclosed managed heathland and is 100m to the west of the main road from
Whitby to Scarborough, 185m south of Postgate Cross.
The mound stands 0.4m high and measures 9m in diameter. It shows traces of a
previous excavation by a dished depression in the centre of the mound. There
is no indication of a surrounding ditch. The mound was constructed of earth or
turf.

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.

The bowl barrow on Low Moor survives well in spite of the previous excavation.
It is protected by its location, well off the public footpath and difficult to
find in its cover of heather and rough grass.
The mound will contain evidence of early burial practices and remains of the
original environment at the time of the construction.

Source: Historic England

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