A Bowl Barrow on Toisland Wold, 200m North-East of Toisland 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

Parish

Birdsall

Parliamentary Constituency

Thirsk and Malton

Grid Reference

SE832832 (483196, 463512)

WGS84 Coordinates

54.0606, -0.728789

Nearest Postcode

YO17 9ST

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Notes

A bowl barrow extant as a mound 18 metres in diameter and 1.4 metres high, with vague traces of a ditch discernible on the east side. The barrow was dug into by Mortimer in 1866, who found a grave beneath the mound containing a crouched inhumation surrounded by blocks of chalk and flint nodules, and accompanied by some flint implements and animal bones. Elsewhere, possibly in the upper fill of the grave, was an undecorated Beaker with a child inhumation, while slightly lower in the grave fill was a heap of cremated human bones. The barrow mound also contained flints and animal bones.

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