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Round barrow 150m north west of Home Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Terrington, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.1402 / 54°8'24"N

Longitude: -0.9993 / 0°59'57"W

OS Eastings: 465473.804764

OS Northings: 472061.183591

OS Grid: SE654720

Mapcode National: GBR PNGK.GL

Mapcode Global: WHFBC.M6CC

Entry Name: Round barrow 150m north west of Home Farm

Scheduled Date: 22 December 1997

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1017895

English Heritage Legacy ID: 29525

County: North Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Terrington

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Terrington All Saints

Church of England Diocese: York


The monument includes a round barrow situated on undulating land at the
south of the Howardian Hills.
The barrow has a flat topped earth and stone mound standing 1m high. It is
round in shape and measures 27m in diameter. The mound was originally
surrounded by a quarry ditch up to 3m wide, although this has been infilled
over the years and is no longer visible as an earthwork.
The barrow is part of wider group of barrows located throughout the Howardian

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

This barrow has survived well and significant information about the original
form of the barrow and the burials placed within it will be preserved.
Evidence of earlier land use will also survive beneath the barrow mound.
The barrow is one of a wider group of similar monuments in the south of the
Howardian Hills. Such groupings of monuments offer important scope for the
development of ritual practices in different areas during the prehistoric

Source: Historic England


Books and journals
McElvany, M, Howardian Hills Historic Landscape Survey, (1993)

Source: Historic England

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