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Bowl barrow 230m south west of Enthorpe House

A Scheduled Monument in Lund, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.9025 / 53°54'9"N

Longitude: -0.609 / 0°36'32"W

OS Eastings: 491488.362178

OS Northings: 446048.361973

OS Grid: SE914460

Mapcode National: GBR SR59.YS

Mapcode Global: WHGDV.M56L

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 230m south west of Enthorpe House

Scheduled Date: 9 April 1964

Last Amended: 2 February 1995

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1012835

English Heritage Legacy ID: 21152

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Lund

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Goodmanham All Saints

Church of England Diocese: York


The monument includes a prehistoric bowl barrow, one of a group in this area
of the Yorkshire Wolds. The barrow mound is 0.9m high and 42m 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

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 this barrow will retain significant evidence of
its original form and of the burials placed within it. It will also retain
evidence of its relationship to the wider group of which it is a member.

Source: Historic England


9777, Humberside SMR (ref 9777),
Qualification OS71/137/179-180 1971,

Source: Historic England

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