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Round barrow 860m south west of Dun Bogs

A Scheduled Monument in Egton, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.4642 / 54°27'51"N

Longitude: -0.7478 / 0°44'51"W

OS Eastings: 481265.29473

OS Northings: 508365.663797

OS Grid: NZ812083

Mapcode National: GBR RJ6T.XH

Mapcode Global: WHF8Y.H240

Entry Name: Round barrow 860m south west of Dun Bogs

Scheduled Date: 16 May 1963

Last Amended: 29 October 1999

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1016959

English Heritage Legacy ID: 32488

County: North Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Egton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Ugthorpe Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: York


The monument includes a round barrow situated in a prominent position at the
top of a north-facing slope at the northern edge of the North York Moors.
The barrow has an earth and stone mound which is 12m in diameter and stands up
to 1m high. In the centre of the mound there is a hollow caused by excavations
in the past.
The barrow lies in an area where there are many prehistoric monuments,
including further barrows and clearance cairns.

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

Round barrows 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 mounds, sometimes ditched, which covered
single or multiple burials. They occur either in isolation or grouped as
cemeteries and often acted as a focus of 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 examples recorded nationally (many more have already
been destroyed), occurring across most of Britain, including the Wessex area
where it is often possible to classify them more closely, for example as bowl
or bell barrows. Often occupying prominent locations, they are a major
historic element in the modern landscape and their considerable variation in
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

Despite limited disturbance, the barrow 860m south west of Dun Bogs has
survived well. Significant information about the original form of the barrow
and the burials placed within it will be preserved. Evidence for earlier land
use will also survive beneath the barrow mound.
Together with other burial monuments in the area this barrow is also thought
to represent a territorial marker. Similar monument groups are known across
the west and central areas of the North York Moors and provide valuable
insight into burial practice and land division for social and ritual purposes.

Source: Historic England


Books and journals
Smith, M J B, Excavated Bronze Age Burial Mounds of Durham and N' land., (1994), 87
Spratt, D A , 'Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology in North East Yorkshire' in Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology of North East Yorkshire, , Vol. 87, (1993)

Source: Historic England

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