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Round barrow in Cloughton Plantations, 740m north west of The Hulleys

A Scheduled Monument in Cloughton, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.3544 / 54°21'15"N

Longitude: -0.4692 / 0°28'9"W

OS Eastings: 499584.579601

OS Northings: 496507.189823

OS Grid: SE995965

Mapcode National: GBR TL52.6V

Mapcode Global: WHGBL.RTR7

Entry Name: Round barrow in Cloughton Plantations, 740m north west of The Hulleys

Scheduled Date: 25 May 1962

Last Amended: 9 February 2001

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1019771

English Heritage Legacy ID: 34563

County: North Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Cloughton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Cloughton and Burniston

Church of England Diocese: York

Details

The monument includes a round barrow which is situated on the Moor Grit at the
eastern edge of the North York Moors, at the top of a gentle east-facing slope
overlooking a stream valley.
The barrow has an earth and stone mound which stands up to 0.9m high.
Formerly, the mound had a diameter of 9m, but it has been truncated by
forestry ploughing so that now it measures only 7m in diameter. The full
extent of the original mound is included as remains will survive below ground.
The barrow lies in an area where there are many other prehistoric monuments,
including ritual and funerary monuments as well as field systems and clearance
cairns.

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 in Cloughton Plantations, 740m
north west of The Hulleys 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 and the contemporary environment will
also survive beneath the barrow mound. The association with similar monuments
in the area provides insight into the distribution of ritual and funerary
activity across the landscape during the prehistoric period.

Source: Historic England

Sources

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)
Other
Charlesworth, D, AM7, (1962)

Source: Historic England

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