Monument record MYO3625 - Possible Tumulus

Summary

Tumuli depicted on first edition Ordnance Survey 6" map are suggested to be windmill steadings; one is shown as a windmill on map of circa 1680. Supposed barrows (2) Poss (later 7) Windmill, mounds (site of 1) and remains of 1

Location

Grid reference Centred SE 5923 5101 (20m by 20m)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Map

Type and Period (2)

Full Description

EARTHWORK

¶(1) Mound (59245102), Mount School, now approximately circular, with a flat asphalted top and surrounded by an asphalt path, is 4¼ ft. high and 67 ft. in diameter. In 1852 the OS map shows the diameter as 80 ft.; it was then part of a landscape garden. Though then marked, as on all subsequent OS maps, as a tumulus, evidence of its original purpose is lacking.

It could well be the steading for a post mill, but its position cannot be identified with that of any mill shown on early maps of the area. The flimsy basis for the identification of this mound as a 'tumulus' is set forth by Hargrove (History, 1, 245). SYO64

NMR:
[SE 5923 5102] Tumulus [AT][(1)(2)]
[SE 5937 5106] Tumulus [AT] (1) (Site of) on (3) and not shown at all on (2). (1-3)

It is sugested that the above tumuli were nothing more than the steadings of windmills. The mound at SE 5923 3702 is in fact shown as a Windmill on Archers map. [However, they fall in a Roman and DA burial area later used as windmill steads]. (4)

The published 'tumulus' at SE 5923 5102, is a small asphalt-covered mound, 1.2 m in height, surrounded by a brick retaining wall. No identification of the present feature can be attempted. (5)


4a VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION Archer's Map of York c1680 (unpublished in York Library)
1 Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" 1846-53
2 Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" 1958
3 VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION Yorks Arch & A S Ann rept 1952 29
4 VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION OS 1:500 1891
5 Field Investigators Comments F1 RL 04-JUN-63


NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

RCHME, 1972, RCHME City of York Volume III South-west of the Ouse, p1 (Monograph). SYO64.

EARTHWORK

¶(1) Mound (59245102), Mount School, now approximately circular, with a flat asphalted top and surrounded by an asphalt path, is 4¼ ft. high and 67 ft. in diameter. In 1852 the OS map shows the diameter as 80 ft.; it was then part of a landscape garden. Though then marked, as on all subsequent OS maps, as a tumulus, evidence of its original purpose is lacking.

It could well be the steading for a post mill, but its position cannot be identified with that of any mill shown on early maps of the area. The flimsy basis for the identification of this mound as a 'tumulus' is set forth by Hargrove (History, 1, 245).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1972. RCHME City of York Volume III South-west of the Ouse. p1.

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Record last edited

Nov 20 2019 2:18PM

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