A Bowl Barrow on Birdsall Wold, 475m North-West of Vessey Pasture Farm, Incorporating Part of a Linear Boundary

North Yorkshire

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Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

North Yorkshire County Council

District Council

Ryedale District Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Thirsk and Malton

Grid Reference

SE822822 (482155, 462942)

WGS84 Coordinates

54.0557, -0.744845

Nearest Postcode

YO17 9ST

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A ring ditch is visible as a cropmark on air photographs. It is circa 12 metres in diameter, and is located close to the linear feature SE 86 SW 6. The site is scheduled as a bowl barrow. The scheduled monument description suggests that the primary central burial may well remain intact. However, primary central burials are far from being a universal feature of such barrows. The site was not excavated by Mortimer or anyone alse active in the later 19th century, but it is not clear if the monument was extant as an earthwork at the time. This barrow was previously recorded as part of SE 86 SW 19. That record should be consulted for additional information and sources.

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