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Round barrow 280m south west of Haugh Rigg

A Scheduled Monument in Pickering, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.2895 / 54°17'22"N

Longitude: -0.7733 / 0°46'23"W

OS Eastings: 479945.800071

OS Northings: 488899.284093

OS Grid: SE799888

Mapcode National: GBR RL1V.C3

Mapcode Global: WHF9Q.3F0Z

Entry Name: Round barrow 280m south west of Haugh Rigg

Scheduled Date: 20 March 1967

Last Amended: 9 April 2001

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1019781

English Heritage Legacy ID: 34812

County: North Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Pickering

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Pickering St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: York

Details

The monument includes a round barrow situated in a prominant position on the
southern slopes of the North York Moors overlooking the Vale of Pickering. It
is known from archaeological evidence that the southern flanks of the moors
were extensively used in the prehistoric period for agricultural and ritual
purposes. Remains of these activities survive today.
The barrow originally had an earth and stone mound, shown on a map in 1928 to
be approximately 20m in diameter. Although subsequently reduced by
agricultural activity the remains can still be seen as a low mound
measuring 0.3m in height. The mound was surrounded by a ditch up to 3m wide
which has been filled in and is no longer visible as an earthwork but will
survive as a buried feature.

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.

Although reduced by agricultural activity the round barrow 280m south west of
Haugh Rigg has survived well. Significant information about the original
construction of the barrow, the burials placed within it and its relationship
with other monuments in the area will be preserved. Evidence of earlier land
use will also survive beneath the barrow mound.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Books and journals
Smith, M J B, Excavated Bronze Age Burial Mounds of North East Yorkshire, (1997), 9-21

Source: Historic England

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