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Round barrow 750m ENE of High Baxtonhowe

A Scheduled Monument in Hovingham, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.1484 / 54°8'54"N

Longitude: -0.9435 / 0°56'36"W

OS Eastings: 469102.125

OS Northings: 473028.306237

OS Grid: SE691730

Mapcode National: GBR PNVG.JN

Mapcode Global: WHFB6.GZXM

Entry Name: Round barrow 750m ENE of High Baxtonhowe

Scheduled Date: 16 November 1995

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1013698

English Heritage Legacy ID: 28205

County: North Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Hovingham

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Slingsby All Saints

Church of England Diocese: York


The monument includes a round barrow which is one of a group situated on
undulating land on Hall Moor. The barrow is visible as a low circular mound
14m in diameter. The mound was surrounded by a quarry ditch up to 3m wide
which has become infilled over the years and is no longer visible as an
The barrow was partly excavated in 1864 by Canon Greenwell who found three
cremation burials and associated artefacts.

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

Although altered by agricultural activity, remains of this barrow are still
preserved beneath the ground surface so significant information about the
structure of the mound, the surrounding ditch and the burials will be
preserved. It is one of a number of barrows in the area. 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

Source: Historic England


Books and journals
Kinnes, I A, Longworth, I H, The Greenwell Collection, (1985), 92
McElvaney, M, Howardian Hills AONB Historic Environment Study, (1994)

Source: Historic England

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