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Round barrow 630m south east of High Scamridge Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Ebberston and Yedingham, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.2734 / 54°16'24"N

Longitude: -0.6174 / 0°37'2"W

OS Eastings: 490133.121

OS Northings: 487296.555224

OS Grid: SE901872

Mapcode National: GBR SM40.4W

Mapcode Global: WHGBX.HV7B

Entry Name: Round barrow 630m south east of High Scamridge Farm

Scheduled Date: 24 July 2002

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1020755

English Heritage Legacy ID: 35437

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 which is situated in a prominent
position towards the top of a north-facing slope overlooking Troutsdale,
on the central plateau of the Tabular Hills.

The barrow has a well-defined earthen mound which stands up to 1.4m high
and has a maximum diameter of 17m. The surface of the mound is irregular
because of animal burrowing and partial excavation in the past. The
barrow lies in an area where there are many other burial monuments as well
as 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 630m south east of High
Scamridge 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 lies in an area where there are many other burial monuments, as
well as a concentration of prehistoric land boundaries. The relationships
between these monuments are important for understanding the division and
use of the landscape for social, ritual and agricultural purposes during
the later 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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