Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Ella Hill round barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Walkington, East Riding of Yorkshire

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street or Overhead View
Contributor Photos »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 53.8181 / 53°49'5"N

Longitude: -0.5421 / 0°32'31"W

OS Eastings: 496076.668404

OS Northings: 436742.13918

OS Grid: SE960367

Mapcode National: GBR SSN9.F2

Mapcode Global: WHGF8.N91B

Entry Name: Ella Hill round barrow

Scheduled Date: 26 June 1967

Last Amended: 25 January 1993

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1018622

English Heritage Legacy ID: 21119

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Walkington

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Walkington All Hallows

Church of England Diocese: York

Details

The monument includes a Prehistoric round barrow on the Yorkshire Wolds. The
barrow mound is 3m high and has a diameter of 23m. The barrow mound has an
uneven pitted surface. Although no longer visible at ground level, a ditch,
from which material was excavated during the construction of the monument,
surrounds the barrow mound. This has become in-filled over the years but
survives as a buried feature 4m wide. The barrow, unusually for such
monuments in this area, appears never to have been excavated.

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.

The monument survives well and, unusually for barrows in this area, appears
never to have been excavated. It will retain significant archaeological
information on its original form and of the burials placed within it.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Other
AJC 5/10-11, Lee G, Humberside SMR,
AJCO 9/18 & 56/31, Crawshaw, Humberside SMR,

Source: Historic England

Other nearby scheduled monuments

AncientMonuments.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact AncientMonuments.uk for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself.

AncientMonuments.uk is a Good Stuff website.