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Round barrow 740m south west of Jingleby Tower

A Scheduled Monument in Allerston, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.2863 / 54°17'10"N

Longitude: -0.6451 / 0°38'42"W

OS Eastings: 488298.751179

OS Northings: 488697.645822

OS Grid: SE882886

Mapcode National: GBR RLYW.47

Mapcode Global: WHGBX.2J2D

Entry Name: Round barrow 740m south west of Jingleby Tower

Scheduled Date: 7 November 2001

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1020219

English Heritage Legacy ID: 34686

County: North Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Allerston

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Details

The monument includes a round barrow which is situated on level ground in
Dalby Forest, on the central plateau of the Tabular Hills.
The barrow has a well-defined earth and stone mound which measures 6m in
diameter and stands up to 0.8m high. Partial excavation in the past has left a
hollow in the centre of the mound.
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 740m south west of Jingleby
Tower 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 belongs to a group of four burial monuments, the other three of
which are the subject of separate schedulings. Such clusters provide important
insight into the development of ritual and funerary practice during the Bronze
Age.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Books and journals
Northern Archaeological Associates, , North York Moors Forest Survey Phase Two, (1996)

Source: Historic England

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