Round barrows SW of Riggs Farm

North Yorkshire

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Bronze Age
Crouched Inhumation

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

North Yorkshire County Council

District Council

Ryedale District Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Thirsk and Malton

Grid Reference

SE855855 (485506, 458265)

WGS84 Coordinates

54.0131, -0.694981

Nearest Postcode

YO25 9SD

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Barrow cemetery comprising five round barrows south west of Riggs Farm. The barrows were excavated during the 19th century and found to contain cremations, crouched inhumations and grave goods of pottery, a bone pin and flint implements. A possible mortuary house was also located. Field investigations in 1973 found two of the barrows surviving as earthworks, 30.5 metres and 35 metres in diameter and up to 1.3 metres in height. One other barrow was identified as a slight earthwork. No traces of the two other barrows were located.

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