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Round barrow 360m north of Easthorpe Lodge

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.138 / 54°8'16"N

Longitude: -0.8671 / 0°52'1"W

OS Eastings: 474110.677249

OS Northings: 471940.861602

OS Grid: SE741719

Mapcode National: GBR QNDL.2D

Mapcode Global: WHFBF.N883

Entry Name: Round barrow 360m north of Easthorpe Lodge

Scheduled Date: 20 March 1967

Last Amended: 13 May 1996

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1014568

English Heritage Legacy ID: 28238

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

Details

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 had an earth and stone mound 15m in diameter which was surrounded
by a ditch up to 3m wide. The barrow mound has been reduced by agricultural
activity and the ditch filled in and neither feature is now visible as an
earthwork. Remains of the barrow mound, ditch and earlier land surfaces will
be preserved below ground.
The monument is one of a line of barrows which originally extended for 700m
along the crest of the ridge.

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.

Although reduced by agricultural activity, below ground remains of the
encircling ditch will survive intact, as will the grave pits located beneath
the mound. It is one of a closely grouped line of barrows extending along the
ridge. Similar groups of barrows are also known across the region and offer
important scope for the study of burial practice in different geographical
areas during the prehistoric period.

Source: Historic England

Sources

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

Source: Historic England

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