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The Latter Gate Hills tumuli; the southern of the two, 240m south east from the junction of the A171 and the road leading to Fylingthorpe

A Scheduled Monument in Fylingdales, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.4266 / 54°25'35"N

Longitude: -0.5769 / 0°34'36"W

OS Eastings: 492422.745853

OS Northings: 504399.516905

OS Grid: NZ924043

Mapcode National: GBR SKD7.WY

Mapcode Global: WHGB5.3ZKV

Entry Name: The Latter Gate Hills tumuli; the southern of the two, 240m south east from the junction of the A171 and the road leading to Fylingthorpe

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1934

Last Amended: 8 August 1995

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1011972

English Heritage Legacy ID: 25670

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 comprises a bowl barrow known as one of the Latter Gate Hills
tumuli on the moorland above Fylingthorpe.
The barrow mound stands 0.5m high and measures 8.75m across. It is circular
with no trace of a kerb nor surrounding ditch. It was constructed of earth or
turf and has not been excavated out in the centre by antiquarians as is the
norm in this area.

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 known as one of the Latter Gate Hills tumuli is in good
condition and has not been excavated.
It stands with a group of 16 barrows within a square kilometre and must be
considered as part of a well preserved Bronze Age landscape.

Source: Historic England

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