Monument record M4374 - Round Barrow, S of Woodend Farm, Holbeck


ROUND BARROW? (Bronze Age)


Grid reference Centred SK 54459 71756 (56m by 64m)
Map sheet SK57SW
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Holbeck, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Cuckney (actually in Holbeck) - one field S of Wood End Farm is a mound c 18yds in diameter and 3ft high. It has spread with ploughing. It stands on high ground on Bunter sandstone. There is no sign of a surrounding ditch. (1)
A low circular mound, 30m diam with a max height of 0.9m, much reduced by ploughing. Almost certainly a barrow. (2)
Much ploughed out tumulus with signs of ditch 28yds in diam, 3ft high. (3)
A rectangular area is enclosed around the barrow leaving the mound unploughed in the future works (sic). However the mound is now populated by weeds and willowherb and some small shrubs and trees are colonizing the area. Mound is reduced but measures 8m diameter by ? 0.45m high. No ditch is evident through the ploughsoil. (4)

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

1 colour print, B75/6, SMR

<1> Thoroton Society, 1939, TTS, p 7 (Published document). SNT356.

<2> JB, 1972, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT832.

<3> DOE, AM7 - undated, no author (Unpublished document). SNT52.

<4> Hart CR, 1984, AM107 (Unpublished document). SNT754.

<5> Posnansky, 1956, Some considerations on the Pleistocene Chronology and Prehistory of Part of the East Midlands - Phd Thesis, p 356 (Unpublished document). SNT1153.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • <1> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1939. TTS. 43. p 7.
  • <2> Personal comment: JB. 1972. Pers Comm.
  • <3> Unpublished document: DOE. AM7 - undated, no author.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Hart CR. 1984. AM107.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Posnansky. 1956. Some considerations on the Pleistocene Chronology and Prehistory of Part of the East Midlands - Phd Thesis. p 356.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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