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Bowl barrow 550m north of High Wold Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Market Weighton, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.8653 / 53°51'55"N

Longitude: -0.6225 / 0°37'20"W

OS Eastings: 490685.127222

OS Northings: 441889.707001

OS Grid: SE906418

Mapcode National: GBR SR3R.14

Mapcode Global: WHGF1.D3TM

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 550m north of High Wold Farm

Scheduled Date: 23 November 1962

Last Amended: 22 June 1995

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1012088

English Heritage Legacy ID: 21156

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Market Weighton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Market Weighton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: York

Details

The monument includes a prehistoric bowl barrow, one of a group on this area
of the Yorkshire Wolds. The barrow mound, which is crossed from north to
south by a hedge, has a diameter of 20m. To the west of the hedge it has been
levelled by ploughing; east of the hedge it is 0.3m high. 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
infilled over the years but survives as a buried feature 4m wide.

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.

Despite plough damage this barrow retains information of 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

Sources

Other
SE 9068-9090,
Title: OS 71/137/079-80
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Source: Historic England

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