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Round barrow 430m north west of High Gardham Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Cherry Burton, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.8546 / 53°51'16"N

Longitude: -0.5674 / 0°34'2"W

OS Eastings: 494329.742504

OS Northings: 440772.432001

OS Grid: SE943407

Mapcode National: GBR SRGV.YZ

Mapcode Global: WHGF2.8C2T

Entry Name: Round barrow 430m north west of High Gardham Farm

Scheduled Date: 10 September 1962

Last Amended: 13 July 1995

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1012121

English Heritage Legacy ID: 21226

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Cherry Burton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Cherry Burton St Michael

Church of England Diocese: York

Details

The monument includes a Bronze Age bowl barrow, part of a group in this area
of the Yorkshire Wolds. The barrow mound is 0.15m high and is 30m in
diameter. 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.
Canon Greenwell, the 19th century antiquarian, investigated the barrow mound
on 22nd March 1866. He found a single burial, that of an adult male, in an
oval grave.

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 limited plough damage and partial excavation this barrow remains
visible and survives reasonably well. 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

Sources

Books and journals
Greenwell, W , British Barrows, (1877), 280-1
Other
Kinnes, IA and Longworth, IH, Catalogue of the excavated material in the Greenwell collection, Catalogue of Excavated Material in the Greenwell Collection, (1985)

Source: Historic England

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