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Round barrow on Flockrake Noddle, 550m SSW of Silpho Brow Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Silpho, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.3212 / 54°19'16"N

Longitude: -0.4959 / 0°29'45"W

OS Eastings: 497930.466002

OS Northings: 492782.882001

OS Grid: SE979927

Mapcode National: GBR SLZG.FQ

Mapcode Global: WHGBS.CN34

Entry Name: Round barrow on Flockrake Noddle, 550m SSW of Silpho Brow Farm

Scheduled Date: 9 March 2001

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1019625

English Heritage Legacy ID: 34556

County: North Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Silpho

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Hackness with Harwood Dale

Church of England Diocese: York

Details

The monument includes a round barrow situated in a prominent position towards
the top of the eastern scarp edge of the Hackness Hills.
The barrow has an earth and stone mound which stands up to 1m high and has a
maximum diameter of 13m. In the centre of the mound there is a slight hollow
which is the result of partial excavation in the past. The mound was
originally surrounded by a ditch up to 2m wide but this has become infilled
over the years by soil slipping from the mound so that it is no longer visible
as an earthwork.
The barrow lies in an area where there are many other prehistoric burial
monuments.

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

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
protection.

Despite limited disturbance, the round barrow on Flockrake Noddle, 550m SSW of
Silpho Brow Farm has survived well. Information about the original form of the
barrow and the burials placed within it will be preserved. Evidence for
earlier land use and the contemporary environment will also survive beneath
the barrow mound and within the buried ditch. The barrow was originally among
a group of at least twelve burial monuments distributed across the south
eastern part of Suffield Moor. Such clusters provide important insight into
the development of ritual and funerary practice during the prehistoric period.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Other
4379.11,
Title: Forestry Commission Areas North York Moors Archaeological Survey
Source Date: 1992
Author:
Publisher:
Surveyor:

Source: Historic England

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