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Round barrow at Coronation Clump

A Scheduled Monument in Terrington, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.1319 / 54°7'54"N

Longitude: -0.9858 / 0°59'9"W

OS Eastings: 466364.889104

OS Northings: 471147.44616

OS Grid: SE663711

Mapcode National: GBR PNKN.CL

Mapcode Global: WHFBC.TDQR

Entry Name: Round barrow at Coronation Clump

Scheduled Date: 21 May 1996

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1014383

English Heritage Legacy ID: 28226

County: North Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Terrington

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Terrington All Saints

Church of England Diocese: York


The monument includes a round barrow situated in a prominent position on the
southern edge of the Howardian Hills.
The barrow has a flat topped, steep sided, earth and stone mound standing up
to 2m high. It is sub-circular in shape and measures 25m by 21m across. The
mound was surrounded by a quarry ditch up to 3m wide which is still partly
visible; the remainder has been filled in over the years and is no longer
identifiable as an earthwork.

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

This barrow survives well as an earthwork and significant information about
the original form, burials placed within it and evidence of earlier land use
beneath the mound will be preserved.
It is one of a wider group of barrows in the area providing important insight
into burial practice. Such groupings of monuments offer important scope for
the study of the division of land for social, ritual and agricultural purposes
in different geographical areas during the prehistoric period.

Source: Historic England


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

Source: Historic England

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