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Bowl barrow 170m north west of Farberry Garth Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Warter, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.9321 / 53°55'55"N

Longitude: -0.6395 / 0°38'22"W

OS Eastings: 489419.953271

OS Northings: 449296.2238

OS Grid: SE894492

Mapcode National: GBR RQZZ.B6

Mapcode Global: WHGDN.4FQG

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 170m north west of Farberry Garth Farm

Scheduled Date: 22 January 1964

Last Amended: 4 December 1995

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1013471

English Heritage Legacy ID: 21134

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Warter

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Nunburnholme St James

Church of England Diocese: York

Details

The monument includes a Bronze Age bowl barrow, one of a wider group of
similar monuments in this area of the Yorkshire Wolds. The barrow mound is
0.3m high and 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. Unusually for barrows in this area
the monument appears never to have been excavated.

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.

Although this barrow has been altered by agricultural activity it remains
visible as a mound. Evidence of the structure of the mound, the surrounding
ditch and burials will survive. It will also contribute to an understanding
of the wider group of which it is a member.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Other
Humberside SMR (13425),
OS 71/138/271-2/2 5 71, OS 71/138/271-2/2 5 71, (1971)

Source: Historic England

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