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Round barrow 300m north of Rye Hills Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Coneysthorpe, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.1424 / 54°8'32"N

Longitude: -0.9215 / 0°55'17"W

OS Eastings: 470550.159753

OS Northings: 472380.072598

OS Grid: SE705723

Mapcode National: GBR QN0J.9T

Mapcode Global: WHFBD.T4CP

Entry Name: Round barrow 300m north of Rye Hills Farm

Scheduled Date: 16 May 1963

Last Amended: 15 November 1995

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1013689

English Heritage Legacy ID: 26994

County: North Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Coneysthorpe

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Slingsby All Saints

Church of England Diocese: York

Details

The monument includes a round barrow which is one of a number situated in the
area.
The barrow has an earth and stone mound standing 1.3m high. It is round in
shape and measures 25m in diameter. The mound was surrounded by a quarry ditch
up to 3m wide which has become filled in over the years and is no longer
visible as an earthwork.
The surface of the road crossing the monument is excluded from the scheduling,
although the ground beneath is included.

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.

This barrow has survived well and significant information about the structure
of the mound, the surrounding ditch and the burials will be preserved. The
monument is one of a closely associated group of barrows in the vicinity.
Similar groups of monuments are also known across the region and offer
important scope for the study of burial practice in different geographical
areas in the prehistoric period.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Other
McElvaney, M, Howardian Hills AONB Historic Environment Study, (1994)

Source: Historic England

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