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Round barrow 380m NNW of Easthorpe Lodge

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

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Latitude: 54.1381 / 54°8'17"N

Longitude: -0.8679 / 0°52'4"W

OS Eastings: 474062.3396

OS Northings: 471956.00707

OS Grid: SE740719

Mapcode National: GBR QNCL.XC

Mapcode Global: WHFBF.M7YZ

Entry Name: Round barrow 380m NNW of Easthorpe Lodge

Scheduled Date: 28 June 1996

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1014569

English Heritage Legacy ID: 28241

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 which is 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. However, remains of the barrow mound, ditch and earlier land
surfaces will be preserved below ground.
The monument is one of a closely grouped line of barrows extending north west
to south east 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, below ground remains of the
encircling ditch will survive intact as will the grave pits located beneath
the mound. It is one of a wider group of barrows aligned 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


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

Source: Historic England

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