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Bowl barrow, 500m SSW of Buckton Barn

A Scheduled Monument in Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.1224 / 54°7'20"N

Longitude: -0.2169 / 0°13'0"W

OS Eastings: 516631.75507

OS Northings: 471079.314

OS Grid: TA166710

Mapcode National: GBR VNXS.V0

Mapcode Global: WHHF0.MNX3

Entry Name: Bowl barrow, 500m SSW of Buckton Barn

Scheduled Date: 26 June 1967

Last Amended: 8 November 1995

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1013623

English Heritage Legacy ID: 26517

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Bridlington

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Bridlington Priory Church (St Mary)

Church of England Diocese: York


The monument includes a Bronze Age bowl barrow situated in a field 500m SSW of
Buckton Barn. Although diminished over the years by regular ploughing, the
barrow is still visible as a low mound up to 0.3m in height, and c.22m in
diameter. It is surrounded by a ditch c.3m wide, which, although now infilled
and no longer visible on the ground, survives as a buried feature.

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 the reduction of the mound through regular ploughing, this barrow
still survives as a visible feature. The mound is unexcavated, therefore its
burial contents will remain intact in addition to other archaeological and
environmental information relating to the period of its construction.

Source: Historic England


Bastow, M.E., AM107, (1987)
Bastow, M.E., AM107, (1989)
Humberside SMR, Sites and Monuments Records Sheet, (1994)
Saunders, AD, AM7, (1967)

Source: Historic England

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