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Round barrow 330m north of Easthorpe Lodge

A Scheduled Monument in Appleton-le-Street with Easthorpe, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.1377 / 54°8'15"N

Longitude: -0.8665 / 0°51'59"W

OS Eastings: 474154.454403

OS Northings: 471912.8778

OS Grid: SE741719

Mapcode National: GBR QNDL.6H

Mapcode Global: WHFBF.N8L9

Entry Name: Round barrow 330m north of Easthorpe Lodge

Scheduled Date: 20 March 1967

Last Amended: 13 May 1996

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1014567

English Heritage Legacy ID: 28237

County: North Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Appleton-le-Street with Easthorpe

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Amotherby St Helen

Church of England Diocese: York


The monument includes a round barrow and its associated ditch, situated on the
crest of a ridge on the south of the Vale of Pickering.
The barrow has a low earth and stone mound standing 0.2m high. It is round in
shape and 18m in diameter. The mound was surrounded by a ditch up to 3m which
has been filled in over the years and is no longer visible as an earthwork,
but which is included in the scheduling.
The monument is one of a line of barrows which originally extended for 700m
along the crest of the ridge.

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 reduced by agricultural activity, this barrow remains visible as an
earthwork. Significant information about the original form of the barrow and
the burials placed within it will be preserved. Evidence of earlier land use
will survive beneath the mound.
It is one of a closely grouped line of barrows extending along the ridge.
Similar groups of barrows are also known throughout the region and offer
important scope for the study of burial practice in different geographical
areas during the prehistoric period.

Source: Historic England


McElvaney, Howardian Hills AONB Historic Environment Study, (1993)

Source: Historic England

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