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Round barrow in Hodgson Moor Plantation, 510m north east of Linglands Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Cloughton, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.3579 / 54°21'28"N

Longitude: -0.481 / 0°28'51"W

OS Eastings: 498812.77773

OS Northings: 496885.140178

OS Grid: SE988968

Mapcode National: GBR TL21.NK

Mapcode Global: WHGBL.LQ5H

Entry Name: Round barrow in Hodgson Moor Plantation, 510m north east of Linglands Farm

Scheduled Date: 11 October 2001

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1019798

English Heritage Legacy ID: 34674

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


The monument includes a round barrow situated on level ground on the Moor
Gritstones towards the eastern edge of the North York Moors.
The barrow has an earthen mound which stands up to 0.7m high and measures up
to 20m in diameter. It lies in an area where there are many other prehistoric
burial monuments as well as field systems and clearance cairns.

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

Unlike many barrows in the surrounding area, the barrow in Hodgson Moor
Plantation, 510m north east of Linglands Farm has not been excavated and has
survived in a good state of preservation. The archaeological deposits survive
intact and evidence for the date and original form of the barrow and the
burials placed within it will be preserved. Evidence for earlier land use will
survive beneath the barrow mound.
The barrow was originally among a group of at least seven burial monuments,
the remainder of which have been destroyed by ploughing. Such clusters provide
important insight into the development of ritual and funerary practice during
the Bronze Age. It is situated within an area which includes other groups of
burial monuments as well as field systems and clearance cairns. Associated
groups of monuments such as these offer important scope for the study of the
distribution of prehistoric activity across the landscape.

Source: Historic England


Hutchison, E, (2000)
Lee, G, 7883.07, (1998)
Title: Forestry Commission Areas North York Moors Archaeological Survey
Source Date: 1992

Source: Historic England

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