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Round barrow 240m south west of Hatcliffe Manor House

A Scheduled Monument in Hatcliffe, North East Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.4828 / 53°28'57"N

Longitude: -0.1753 / 0°10'30"W

OS Eastings: 521183.064679

OS Northings: 399999.711296

OS Grid: TF211999

Mapcode National: GBR WX65.V7

Mapcode Global: WHHJ4.8QSD

Entry Name: Round barrow 240m south west of Hatcliffe Manor House

Scheduled Date: 9 May 2001

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1019866

English Heritage Legacy ID: 34701

County: North East Lincolnshire

Civil Parish: Hatcliffe

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Hatcliffe St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln


The monument includes the earthwork and associated buried remains of a
prehistoric burial mound sited at the top of a low rise overlooking the rear
of Hatcliffe Manor House.
The round barrow is a slightly oval mound, 30m east-west and 35m north-south,
which stands about 3m high. It is gently rounded so that its top is a nearly
level area 9m in diameter. Although there are no obvious indications of an
encircling ditch, excavation of other examples of round barrows in the region
have shown that even where no encircling depression is discernible on the
modern ground surface, ditches immediately around the outside of the mound
frequently survive as infilled features, containing additional archaeological
deposits. A margin to allow for such an infilled ditch up to 3m wide is thus
also included within the monument.
It is thought that this has never been ploughed, or disturbed by excavation in
the past. It is very prominent in the local landscape and is faced directly by
the rear of Hatcliffe Manor. The barrow may thus have formed a
deliberate landscape focus for the manor house, acting as a backdrop to the
original gardens to the rear of the house.

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

The round barrow 240m south west of Hatcliffe Manor House is a very well-
preserved example of a prehistoric burial mound. Very few barrows nationally
have escaped disturbance by either antiquarians or agriculture.

Source: Historic England


Record cards, Sites & Monuments Record, 1221, (2000)

Source: Historic England

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