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Seven round barrows 530m west of High Gardham Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Cherry Burton, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.8527 / 53°51'9"N

Longitude: -0.5699 / 0°34'11"W

OS Eastings: 494166.37778

OS Northings: 440559.555472

OS Grid: SE941405

Mapcode National: GBR SRGW.DN

Mapcode Global: WHGF2.6FV8

Entry Name: Seven round barrows 530m west of High Gardham Farm

Scheduled Date: 10 September 1962

Last Amended: 13 July 1995

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1012187

English Heritage Legacy ID: 21230

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


The monument includes seven Bronze Age bowl barrows, part of a wider group in
this area of the Yorkshire Wolds. The barrows are arranged in a line
orientated east-west. The most westerly barrow mound is 0.2m high and 20m in
diameter. Immediately to the east of it is another mound 0.4m high and 20m
in diameter.
Further east is a barrow mound 0.15m high and 20m in diameter. The central
barrow is 0.1m high and 20m in diameter. The three most easterly barrows
have mounds which are 0.1m - 0.15m high and 15m in diameter. Each barrow
mound is surrounded by a ditch, which although no longer visible at ground
level since it has become infilled over the years, survives as a buried
feature, 4m wide.

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 these barrows remain visible and survive
reasonably well. They will retain significant information on the original
form and manner and duration of their usage. They will also contribute to an
understanding of the wider group of which they are members.

Source: Historic England


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Source: Historic England

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