Round Barrow 700m North East of Collingwood Farm

East Yorkshire

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Early Neolithic
Pit

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Parish

Cottam

Parliamentary Constituency

East Yorkshire

Grid Reference

SE959959 (495899, 466356)

WGS84 Coordinates

54.084, -0.533856

Nearest Postcode

YO25 3AE

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Notes

A Neolithic long barrow with Early Bronze Age secondary burials. Excavated in 1892 by Mortimer, it was described at the time as a mound of average diameter of 55 feet, and 4.5 feet high. In 1975, Ordnance Survey field investigation recorded it as a cjalky rise in a ploughed field, circa 35 metres in diameter and 0.7 metres high. However, aerial photographs suggest that the mound was of oblong shape surrounded by an unbroken ditch, although the cropmarks are not as clear as might be wished. Beneath the mound Mortimer found a small oval pit which he said contained "evidences of an interment, possibly a child". The pit fill contained some human and animal bones as well as sherds of Neolithic pottery. Over this pit or grave were extensive traces of burning associated with a spread of charcoal and burnt human bones, covered by chalk rubble which had also been burnt. The area was interpreted as a crematorium for several individuals. Two secondary burials had been inserted into the top of the mound. Both crouched inhumations, one was associated witha flint knife and a jet pulley-ring; the other with a Food Vessel.

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