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Round barrow 820m south east of South Moor Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Ebberston and Yedingham, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.2947 / 54°17'41"N

Longitude: -0.6032 / 0°36'11"W

OS Eastings: 491005.535598

OS Northings: 489691.510152

OS Grid: SE910896

Mapcode National: GBR SL7S.66

Mapcode Global: WHGBX.P9YX

Entry Name: Round barrow 820m south east of South Moor Farm

Scheduled Date: 22 January 1969

Last Amended: 9 March 2001

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1019938

English Heritage Legacy ID: 34681

County: North Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Ebberston and Yedingham

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Snainton St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: York

Details

The monument includes a round barrow which is situated in a prominent position
on level ground overlooking the head of Deep Dale, towards the northern edge
of the Tabular Hills.
The barrow has an earth and stone mound which stands up to 1.2m high and has a
diameter of 13m. In the centre of the mound there is a hollow which is the
result of partial excavation in the past.
The barrow lies in an area which has many other prehistoric monuments,
including further burials and the remains of prehistoric land division.

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 820m south east of South Moor
Farm 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 barrow was originally one of a pair situated close to a
prehistoric linear boundary, in an area which also includes many other burial
monuments. The relationship between these monuments is important for
understanding the division and use of the landscape for social, ritual and
funerary purposes during the later prehistoric period.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Books and journals
Spratt, D A, Linear Earthworks of the Tabular Hills: North East Yorkshire, (1989)

Source: Historic England

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