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Round barrow 330m south west of Newton Brow

A Scheduled Monument in Ellerby, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.5166 / 54°30'59"N

Longitude: -0.7922 / 0°47'31"W

OS Eastings: 478285.165178

OS Northings: 514150.519593

OS Grid: NZ782141

Mapcode National: GBR QJX6.9P

Mapcode Global: WHF8J.SQYV

Entry Name: Round barrow 330m south west of Newton Brow

Scheduled Date: 29 October 1999

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1016961

English Heritage Legacy ID: 32491

County: North Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Ellerby

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 on level ground towards the
northern edge of the North York Moors.
The barrow has an earthen mound which has been spread by ploughing. It
measures up to 22m in diameter and stands 0.2m-0.3m high.
The barrow was originally one of at least eight spread across the north east
side of Newton Mulgrave Moor and lies in an area rich in prehistoric
monuments, including further barrows, field systems and settlements.

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

The barrow 330m south west of Newton Brow is important in view of its spatial
association with six other barrows, each of which is the subject of a separate
scheduling. Such clusters of burial monuments provide important insight into
the development of ritual and funerary practice during the Bronze Age. It is
situated within an area which includes other monuments dating from the
Neolithic to the Iron Age. Associated groups of monuments such as these
demonstrate a continuity of occupation throughout the prehistoric period and
offer important scope for the study of the distribution and development of
prehistoric activity across the landscape.

Source: Historic England


Books and journals
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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