Neolithic Round Barrow
Wold Newton, East Riding of Yorkshire OS Map Ref TA04837261 Elevation: 47M OSD
OS Maps - Landranger 101 (Scarborough), Explorer 301 (Scarborough, Bridlington & Flamborough Head)
The Neolithic barrow at Wold Newton seen looking northeast.
Close to a bend in the road
at the village of Wold Newton, and south of the intermittent or 'winterbourne'
Gypsey Race stream stands a large but often overlooked Neolithic
round barrow. The mound that can be seen today measures about 40 metres
in diameter and just under 3 metres in height and is partly a reconstruction
carried out after it was excavated in 1894 by JR Mortimer. It was discovered
that the monument started out as a large wooden structure that had several
bodies along with broken pottery and flints
laid out on top. These bodies would possibly have been left to rot and
decompose for some time before being covered with an earthen mound that
was capped with a layer of chalk and rubble.
of the Rudston Landscape
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