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Round barrow 300m north west of Warren House

A Scheduled Monument in Allerston, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.2519 / 54°15'6"N

Longitude: -0.6625 / 0°39'44"W

OS Eastings: 487241.77325

OS Northings: 484853.126623

OS Grid: SE872848

Mapcode National: GBR RMT8.CK

Mapcode Global: WHGC2.SDQ7

Entry Name: Round barrow 300m north west of Warren House

Scheduled Date: 11 February 2002

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1020332

English Heritage Legacy ID: 35154

County: North Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Allerston

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Allerston St John

Church of England Diocese: York

Details

The monument includes a round barrow which is situated on level ground towards
the southern edge of the Tabular Hills.
The barrow has an earth and stone mound which measures 12m in diameter and
stands up to 0.9m high. Partial excavation in the past has left a hollow in
the centre of the mound. The mound surface is irregular as a result of
forestry ploughing.
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 300m north west of Warren House
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 lies in an area where there are many other
prehistoric burial monuments. The association with similar monuments provides
insight into the distribution of ritual and funerary activity across the
landscape during the prehistoric period.

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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