Round Barrow on Skipwith Common, 810m South of Skipwith Church

North Yorkshire

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Iron Age
Rectilinear Enclosure

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

North Yorkshire County Council

District Council

Selby District Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Selby and Ainsty

Grid Reference

SE656656 (465566, 437711)

WGS84 Coordinates

53.8313, -1.00366

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A rectilinear enclosure of uncertain date survives as earthworks, within woodland on Skipwith Common, and is visible on air photographs. The enclosure has double and triple-ditched elements and has a possible entrance on the western side, visible on 1948 photographs. Later photographs taken in 1999 show a larger network of ditches, but how much this has been modified by modern drainage is uncertain. The date of this enclosure is unknown, but its form is similar to an Iron Age and Roman rectilinear field system that lies to the north (see SE 63 NE 38), revealed as cropmarks.

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