Wharram Percy Barrows
Bronze Age Barrow Cemetery
West of Wharram Percy Village, North Yorkshire  OS Map Ref SE837636
OS Maps - Landranger 100 (Malton & Pickering), Explorer 300 (Howardian Hills & Malton)


Wharram Percy - Barrow at SE835637
Wharram Percy, round barrow at SE835637 looking north towards the Derwent valley.
The name Wharram Percy is most often associated with the Deserted Medieval Village (DMV) of the same name, but a short distance to the southwest is a collection of at least a dozen round barrows. Most of these, especially the barrows on the plateau of land between Toisland Farm and Wharram Percy farm, have been ploughed away but one survives as a slight bump next to a field boundary that leads north from SE837633. Others are marked on the OS Map running in a roughly east-west line to the north of the crest of Birdsall Brow. According to Dyer in ‘Discovering Prehistoric England’ some of these barrows follow the line of a possible ancient trackway close to Bridsall Brow. Some were dug into by JR Mortimer in 1866 who found inhumations, cremations (some in the same barrows) food vessels, a bone pin, flint knife and punch, collared urns and jet ear plugs.

Glossary Item: Bronze Age
Wharram Percy - Barrow at SE837635
A plough damaged barrow in the corner of a field at SE837635.

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