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Round barrow on Low Moor, 565m north east of South Moor Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Ebberston and Yedingham, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.3048 / 54°18'17"N

Longitude: -0.6064 / 0°36'23"W

OS Eastings: 490777.709071

OS Northings: 490801.790931

OS Grid: SE907908

Mapcode National: GBR SL6N.HM

Mapcode Global: WHGBX.N2F7

Entry Name: Round barrow on Low Moor, 565m north east of South Moor Farm

Scheduled Date: 22 January 1969

Last Amended: 11 February 2002

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1020429

English Heritage Legacy ID: 34592

County: North Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Ebberston and Yedingham

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Ebberston St Mary

Church of England Diocese: York

Details

The monument includes a round barrow situated on level ground between
Little Gill and Deep Dale, towards the southern edge of the Tabular Hills.
The barrow measures 20m in diameter and approximately 2m high. At the
centre is a conical depression 8m in diameter and 1.5m deep with a further
rectilinear excavation at its bottom which is 0.3m deep, produced by an
unrecorded excavation in the past. Ploughing has caused some disturbance
to its southern, eastern and western sides.

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 the disturbance to the round barrow on Low Moor, 565m north east
of South Moor Farm, significant information about the original form of the
barrow and the burial placed within it will be preserved. Evidence for
earlier land use and the contemporary environment will also survive
beneath the barrow mound.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Books and journals
Dalby Forest Survey, (1996)

Source: Historic England

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