A Bowl Barrow on Birdsall Wold, 750m East of Aldro Farm

North Yorkshire

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Crouched Inhumation
Early Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

North Yorkshire County Council

District Council

Ryedale District Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Thirsk and Malton

Grid Reference

SE816816 (481632, 462812)

WGS84 Coordinates

54.0546, -0.752868

Nearest Postcode

YO17 9SS

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A bowl barrow extant as a plough-damaged mound circa 20 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high. It was excavated in 1866 by Mortimer, who found an oval grave beneath the centre of the mound containing a crouched adult inhumation with 2 Food Vessels and a flint knife. Near the top of the mound was an urned cremation. the mound also contained Beaker sherds, plus flints including a knife and some scrapers.

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